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General David Petraeus

David Petraeus, Anthony Weiner, Eliot Spitzer, John Edwards to Team Up, Fight Crime

Spencer Green | Posted 01.13.2013 | Comedy
Spencer Green

In an unusual development, former CIA Director David Petraeus will be teaming up with former New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, former U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner, and former Senator John Edwards to secretly fight crime as a group called The Insatiables.

Petraeus, Broadwell Used Unusual Method To Communicate During Affair

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

Since David Petraeus resigned as CIA director Friday over his affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell, a flurry of new information has been exposed...

David Petraeus Stars In Morality Play Beyond Hollywood

Howard Fineman | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Howard Fineman

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.

Bianca Bosker

The 2 Stupidly Obvious Spy Tricks That Could Have Saved Petraeus From Getting Caught | Bianca Bosker | Posted 11.12.2012 | Technology

Does the head of the world's top spy agency really think he can hide behind a Gmail account and a pseudonym? Apparently so. Even bumbling Boris Ba...

I Was the Other Woman

Jill Di Donato | Posted 01.12.2013 | Women
Jill Di Donato

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.

The Sins Of General David Petraeus

BuzzFeed | Michael Hastings | Posted 11.11.2012 | Politics

The fraud that General David Petraeus perpetrated on America started many years before the general seduced Paula Broadwell, a lower ranking officer 20...

What If Petraeus Had an Open Marriage?

Sierra Black | Posted 01.10.2013 | Women
Sierra Black

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?

Twitter Responds To David Petraeus' Affair & Resignation

Posted 11.09.2012 | Divorce

Gen. David Petraeus resigned as director of the Central Intelligence Agency on Friday after admitting he had an extramarital affair, MSNBC reported. ...

CIA Director Resigns Over Extramarital Affair

The Huffington Post | Sasha Belenky | Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics

Gen. David Petraeus has resigned as director of the Central Intelligence Agency, MSNBC reports. MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell broke the news Friday af...

Senate Confirms David Petraeus As CIA Director

AP | By KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 08.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday to confirm Gen. David Petraeus to be the nation's CIA director. The vote was 94-0....

Amanda Terkel

WATCH: Petraeus Backs Obama On Afghanistan Drawdown | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, told members of Congress Thursday that he backs President Barack Obama's pla...

War Power Lessons From the 93rd Congress and Why Libya and Afghan Wars Must Be Unwaged

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

As we continue to debate Libya's legality and draw down from Afghanistan, we should not so easily forget rationality. On Afghanistan, there is no longer a case for a continued and costly war. On Libya, the case has yet to be made in Congress.

Amanda Terkel

House Defeats Resolution To Speed Afghanistan Withdrawal | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House overwhelmingly defeated on Thursday a nonbinding resolution to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the end of the yea...

#Winning in Afghanistan

Matthew Hoh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Hoh

General David Petraeus is in Washington, D.C., this week and, as expected, we are hearing claims of success and progress. No matter that we've heard ...

Petraeus: Momentum is 'Modest' In Afghanistan

AP | HEIDI VOGT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Fighting in Afghanistan may be considerably worse this summer than last, but some reduction in American forces is still pos...

Nine Boys And A War

The New Yorker | Amy Davidson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Ten boys went out to gather firewood in a valley in Afghanistan on Tuesday. Only one came home; his name is Hemad, and this is what he had to say, as ...

Petraeus Apologizes For Deaths Of Afghan Children

The Wall Street Journal | DION NISSENBAUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL--U.S. Gen. David Petraeus, the coalition's commander in Afghanistan, issued a rare apology Wednesday for a helicopter strike that killed nine ch...

Amanda Terkel

Administration Official Won't Say If Combat Troops Will Be Out Of Afghanistan By 2014 | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is holding the door open to having combat troops in Afghanistan beyond 2014, undercutting a promise made by the...

Amanda Terkel

Bipartisan Group Of Lawmakers Wants Gen. Petraeus To Testify On Afghanistan | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's the rare issue that unites Reps. John Conyers (D-Mich.) and Buck McKeon (R-Calif.), but the call for Gen. David Petraeus to testify...

While Coming to Terms With its Own History, Is the German Military Increasing its Global Presence?

Sigurd Neubauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sigurd Neubauer

Germany's increased NATO engagement in Afghanistan has served as a catalyst for a vigorous domestic debate, as the public is deeply divided over whether its troops should serve in combat operations.

Amanda Terkel

Congressional Staff Predict Renewed Focus, Skepticism On Afghanistan Next Year | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The war in Afghanistan was barely mentioned at all in the midterm elections, pushed aside in favor of jobs, the deficit, and yes, even w...

Afghan Ultra-Violence: Petraeus Triples Air War

Wired | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

November is ordinarily the month when the air war in Afghanistan -- and really, the whole American-led campaign -- ratchets down for the winter. This ...

Amanda Terkel

Petraeus Aide: If Troops Don't Like DADT Repeal, They Should Leave The Service | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A senior aide to David Petraeus, commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan, is out with a strong statement in support of repealing Don't A...

This Veterans Day, It's All About Jobs and the Economy

Deborah Frett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Deborah Frett

After we have taken a moment to reflect on the past and present sacrifices that our women veterans have made, and continue to make, let's not stop there.

Yosemite Sam Hacks the Media

B. Jeffrey Madoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
B. Jeffrey Madoff

Why did Terry Jones get media exposure? Media coverage is the oxygen that keeps these people alive and makes them seem to matter.