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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.
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December 19, 2012 | By Kimberly Dozier, Associated Press
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.
NEWS
September 1, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
NEWS
November 11, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
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.
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December 9, 2012 | BY PETER MUCHA, Breaking News Desk email.phillynews.com, 215-854-4342
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.
NEWS
March 28, 2013 | By John Rogers and Shaya Mohajer, Associated Press
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.
NEWS
May 25, 2007 | By Lawrence J. Korb
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
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March 28, 2013 | By John Rogers and Shaya Mohajer, Associated Press
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
January 23, 2013 | By Peter Mucha, Breaking News Desk
The Florida socialite with Philly roots who inadvertently toppled a CIA director has finally spelled out her side of the story. Jill Kelley told Howard Kurtz of thedailybeast.com that she was threatened with blackmail, didn't know the threats came from a woman, never pressed charges, never swapped 30,000 e-mails with a general, and never asked for an $80 million fee to land a deal with South Korea. In November, just after the presidential election, David Petraeus, who rose to fame as commander of allied military forces in Afghanistan, resigned as CIA chief, amid allegations of an affair with biographer Paula Broadwell.
NEWS
December 19, 2012 | By Kimberly Dozier, Associated Press
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.
NEWS
December 9, 2012 | BY PETER MUCHA, Breaking News Desk email.phillynews.com, 215-854-4342
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
November 14, 2012 | By Vernon Loeb, Washington Post
WASHINGTON - My wife says I'm the most clueless person in America. I never anticipated the extramarital affair between David Petraeus and Paula Broadwell, the woman I'd worked with for 16 months on a book about Petraeus' year commanding the war in Afghanistan. On rare occasions, her good looks and close access would prompt a colleague to raise an eyebrow about their relationship, but I never took it seriously. I certainly wasn't alone. The unusually close relationship between subject and biographer was no secret by the time President Obama nominated Petraeus as CIA director in the summer of 2011 following his command year in Kabul.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
NEWS
November 14, 2012 | By Ronnie Polaneczky, Daily News Columnist
JUST FOUR DAYS before former general David Petraeus resigned as director of the CIA over an extramarital affair, the Daily Beast website published the general's 12 "rules for living. " They were compiled by Paula Broadwell, his biographer and, as we now know, mistress, whose sculpted guns rival Michelle Obama's. The list is meant to inspire. Sadly, some of the rules are now as snicker-worthy as the title of the Petraeus biography, All In . . . Rule No. 1, for example - "Lead by example from the front of the formation" - sounds like something out of Fifty Shades of Grey . And maybe the general used No. 4 - "There is an exception to every rule" - to excuse his hound-doggery.
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