As I watched as Petraeus tendered his resignation to the military and tepidly thanked his wife "Hol," I was horrified and saddened. This is their personal tragedy and I'm curious to see what decision she makes -- but another question lingers, perhaps a more interesting ethical question.
Few of those so heartbroken over Petraeus' fall indicated any concern over potential compromise of classified material until pressed, or that men in Petraeus' situation are often distracted by their infatuations as well as the need to continually cover their subterfuge.
The story teaches an old lesson: It's virtually impossible to overstate the comical hypocrisy of our leaders, especially those lionized to the point of canonization by a credulous media in search of uplift.
The nation deserves consolation -- the loss to America of General Petraeus is much smaller than the media has made it out to be.
All In is a must read for the military historian, global foreign policy analyst, and those with an interest in reaching out effectively to other cultures throughout our world.
The last Veterans Day commemorated during combat operations in the Afghan War and the first to take place after a decade of war in Iraq arrived hard on the heels of the sudden shock resignation of the most prominent soldier of the era, David Petraeus.
I write this knowing that I will offend people; I risk my reputation and open myself up for judgment. But I also am thankful for the chance to say, I am truly sorry for hurting others, and myself.
An American hero like David Petraeus who served his country with distinction and honor deserved better than to leave his post in humiliation and ignominy, even if his own immoral actions brought it upon himself.
While it's a stunning lapse in integrity for someone who was widely respected, it doesn't at first glance seem like the kind of lapse that has a lot to do with running the CIA. Does having an affair make him a less capable leader?
Can you prevent extra marital involvement in your relationship? The answer is that while you and your partner can not completely affair proof your marriage, you can do things alone and together to decrease the risk.
Research shows women may be cheating now almost as much as men. What are the the tolls of new temptations?
Here are General David Petraeus's rules for living broadly and well, inspired by his recent emission on the topic -- as told to his Boswell-style biographer Paula Broadwell -- who was embedded with him in Afghanistan.
In our increasingly goofy political and media culture, climate change was the big issue no one was talking about any more, even as it continued to grow in the real world. Then came the superstorm.
Returning to a high standard of military accountability is another reason to favor President Obama's re-election.
On Iran, Romney's tough talk of war has disappeared with his old business colleague and friend Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu's seeming to back away from strikes, at least this year, in his UN speech last month in New York. So what does he want to do differently from the "disastrous" Obama?