November 13, 2012
GETTING DETAILS on the David Petraeus scandal - his alleged affair with biographer Paula Broadwell - is super-important, insofar as it reflects on potentially crucial national security issues: Did Petraeus give Broadwell the inside dish on nation-building in Afghanistan, for example? But the details are important also for fleshing out the quickie Lifetime movie that we cannot wait to see, starring Jim Caviezel as David Petraeus, Sean Young as Paula Broadwell, Kim Delaney as Jill Kelley, and Kathy Bates as Holly Petraeus.
December 19, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - The Justice Department has decided not to charge David Petraeus' mistress, Paula Broadwell, with cyberstalking as part of its investigation into an e-mail scandal that led to the resignation of the CIA director and storied general. Broadwell's attorney, Robert Muse, gave the Associated Press a letter from U.S. Attorney Robert O'Neill that said no federal charges would be brought in Florida related to "alleged acts of cyberstalking. " Petraeus resigned as CIA director in November after acknowledging the extramarital affair, which was exposed after Broadwell e-mailed socialite Jill Kelley, allegedly warning Kelley to stay away from Petraeus and Gen. John Allen, the U.S. commander in Afghanistan.
September 1, 2011 |
WASHINGTON - David Petraeus, the general widely credited with rescuing a failing U.S. war in Iraq, retired from the Army yesterday with a word of warning: Coming budget cuts must not impair the U.S. military's ability to fight a full range of conflicts, from major land wars to Iraq-like insurgencies. Petraeus, 58, made clear his concern that political pressures to lighten the nation's debt burden could force the military to retrench in ways that hurt U.S. security and U.S. troops.
November 14, 2012
"I'M NOT in love with David Petraeus . " That's what Paula Broadwell , the alleged mistress of ex-CIA director Petraeus, told Arthur Kade, a Philly Man About Town and former Daily News Sexy Single, when he interviewed her in February on his website, arthurkade.com. Federal investigators have said Broadwell sent threatening emails to Jill Kelley , a Tampa, Fla.-based woman who grew up in Philadelphia and who knows Petraeus. Kade and Broadwell talked while Broadwell was promoting All In : The Education of General David Petraeus , the biography she wrote about Petraeus, who quit his CIA post on Friday.
November 11, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - David Petraeus, the retired four-star general who led the U.S. military campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan, abruptly resigned Friday as director of the CIA after admitting he had cheated on his wife. The resignation shocked Washington's intelligence and political communities, bringing a sudden end to the public career of the best-known general of the post-9/11 wars. Petraeus, who turned 60 on Wednesday, said in a statement to CIA employees that he had asked President Obama on Thursday to allow him to resign and on Friday the president accepted.
December 9, 2012 |
JILL KELLEY, the Florida socialite who triggered the FBI probe that led David Petraeus to resign as CIA chief, is shopping "a tell-all book" about the sex scandal, according to the New York Post . "Trust me, there is going to be a book in the New Year. You can count on it," said one of Kelley's friends, according to the London Daily Mail . Actually, Kelley, who grew up in the Philadelphia area, might be out to prove she doesn't have much to tell, at least about military affairs of the kind that retired general Petraeus allegedly indulged in with biographer Paula Broadwell.
March 28, 2013 |
LOS ANGELES - David Petraeus, who has remained largely in seclusion since being forced to resign as head of the CIA after the disclosure of an extramarital affair, returns to the spotlight Tuesday with a speech and an apology before a group of military students and veterans. Petraeus will deliver the keynote address to about 600 people at the University of Southern California's annual ROTC dinner. The New York Times, which obtained an advance copy of the speech, said he will begin by acknowledging and apologizing for the affair, then discuss his plans to become an advocate for veterans' and other causes.
May 25, 2007 |
Political leaders from both parties now agree that the American people need to know by September whether the latest escalation in Iraq is working. Many lawmakers will formulate their position on the basis of a coming report from Gen. David Petraeus, commander of the multinational force, to the president. Unfortunately, based on behavior in his last command in Iraq and the manner in which he received his current position, Petraeus is not a reliable source for an unbiased assessment. On Sept.
February 24, 2013
David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War By Fred Kaplan Simon & Schuster. 400 pp. $28 Reviewed by Tony Perry Everyone knows - or thinks they know - about the influence the military-industrial complex exerts on American foreign policy. But there is also a military-intellectual complex of think-tank researchers, policy theorists, academics, Pentagon bureaucrats, officers with Ph.D.s, and even a few columnists. It was this complex that greatly influenced America's military strategy in Iraq and Afghanistan.
November 15, 2012
By Joanna Weiss Many seem shocked that someone as broadly respected as David Petraeus would turn out to be like so many other powerful figures - smart and savvy in one realm, flawed and stupid in another. Steamy, traceable e-mails back and forth with a biographer? This is the guy we've trusted as a national security genius? Whether an affair should have felled the CIA director is really beside the point. In America, sex scandals matter, and Petraeus knowingly took a risk when he chose to have an affair.