March 9: Deborah Jean Palfrey of Vallejo, Calif., left, and her attorney Montgomery Blair Sibley, right, leave the federal court in Washington.
A woman charged with running a D.C.-area prostitution ring on Thursday made good on her threat to identify high-profile clients, naming a military strategist who developed the combat theories known as "shock and awe" as a regular customer in court papers.
Ullman, in a brief telephone interview, declined comment on the claim. "The allegations are beneath the dignity of a comment," he said.
His lawyer, Mike Mukasey, also declined comment, saying the allegations do not deserve a response.
Palfrey said in her motion that Ullman "is only one of dozens of such officials" who will be exposed as she prepares her defense.
She said that because of the high-profile nature of the case, and the powerful forces that are lined up against her, that the court should allocate $500,000 so she can hire an appropriately skilled defense attorney.
Prosecutors have accused Palfrey of trying to intimidate potential witnesses by exposing them publicly.
Ullman was the primary author of a 1996 report that coined the phrase "shock and awe," which calls for a massive attack of precision air power that psychologically destroys an enemy's will to fight as much as it destroys the physical ability to fight.
Ullman has since said that the term is often misunderstood and complained that the Bush administration used the term without properly employing the actual doctrine in the Iraq war.
Palfrey said she has 46 pounds of phone records that could expose more than 10,000 clients. Her civil attorney, Montgomery Blair Sibley, said he gave those records to ABC television so it could assist in identifying clients who could testify that the escort service did not engage in prostitution.
ABC said it plans to a story on Palfrey on its prime-time news program "20/20" next month.