The General said that his troops were now in control of the situation.
Maybe Alex wanted to be in control because he had been dominated all his life.
He's always been so alert and in control.
Considering the information Katie had just disclosed, it wasn't surprising that he wanted to be in control - or that he had chosen a wife who asked few questions.
Probably because he didn't know how to handle the situation - and Alex always wanted to be in control.
A person couldn't be in control all the time - right all the time.