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General David Petreaus

The Battle Against ISIL: A New and Different Kind of War -- Monsters, Mobsters or Both?

Lawrence A. Levine | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics
Lawrence A. Levine

ISIL leaders have connections in the black market of international finance. The real intelligence needed to understand what is going on in the region is not targets for the U.S. Air Force, but the type of financial intelligence General Petraeus tasked General McMaster to find in Afghanistan in 2010.

Scandal-Plagued Petraeus Gets Job With Private Equity Firm

AP | BY TOM MURPHY | Posted 07.30.2013 | Business

-- Retired Army Gen. David Petraeus will take a new job with investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. as he attempts to rebuild his reputat...

Jill Kelley & Gen. John Allen's LEAKED Emails

Posted 01.24.2013 | Comedy

Look, there's a perfectly good explanation for the rumors that Jill Kelley and Gen. John Allen had an inappropriate email relationship. And we have th...

2013 Shoulda Coulda Woulda Resolutions

Will Durst | Posted 03.12.2013 | Comedy
Will Durst

Okay. Bent over. Hands on knees. Breathing hard. Whew. Made it. "Pant. Pant." For a while there, didn't seem like it'd ever happen, but somehow we mercifully staggered across the annum finish line finally placing 2012 irrevocably in the rear view mirror.

Why I Got Sexted By Hundreds Of Men

Marcy Miller | Posted 01.29.2013 | Divorce
Marcy Miller

Being victimized by jealous women on the internet is not limited to generals and celebrities. I have also been the target of a cyber bully, and in my case, it was an ex-wife.

General Malaise

Douglas A. Wissing | Posted 01.19.2013 | World
Douglas A. Wissing

Is this brouhaha distracting us from the real question: Have these generals been effective? Have any of the eleven U.S. commanders over the last eleven years been effective?

Petraeus Withdrawl

Chris Kelly | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics
Chris Kelly

We need more Petraeus scandal. It can't be over yet. It just can't. We've got the fort in the South, MacDill Air Force Base. The two officers, Gens. Petraeus and Allen. The two women, Mmes Broadwell and Kelley.

Sex Is Hell

Jeff Danziger | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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The Real Scandal Surrounding the Petraeus Resignation

Rep. Dennis Kucinich | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
Rep. Dennis Kucinich

The FBI, if they thought they had a reason, could find out where you are and read your email, with relatively little oversight. Don't think they can? This is what happened to the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, an active four star general and two women.

Why Do We Cut the Military So Much Slack?

David Macaray | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
David Macaray

Prospective jurors in a trial requiring testimony from policemen are usually asked if they think law enforcement officers are less apt to lie than are...

The Daily Szep -- David Petraeus Leaving the Pedestal

Paul Szep | Posted 01.12.2013 | Comedy
Paul Szep

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Why The Petraeus Affair Scandal Is Nothing New

Posted 11.12.2012 | Divorce

Gen. David Petraeus' resignation and admission of an extramarital affair Friday caught plenty of people off guard, but for many of us, the story sound...

Why Do Powerful Men Cheat More Than Powerful Women?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 01.09.2013 | Women
Lisa Belkin

We will likely learn that it isn't just sex that means different things to men and women, but also power.

A Bad Day (and New Year) for U.S. National Security

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

Politically, there may be reasons why Congress has supported the National Defense Authorization Act, including the many earmarks that bring costly projects to members' districts. But as a matter of national security and American principles, the bill is a disaster.

Dan Froomkin

Petraeus Indicates 2014 Afghanistan Deadline Not A 'Sure Thing'

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Gen. David Petraeus's admission that a U.S. victory in Afghanistan is not a "sure thing" by 2014 is the latest indication that the Obama administratio...

It Is Much Easier to Proclaim Progress Than Conduct Oversight

Matthew Hoh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Matthew Hoh

Somehow, claims of progress, not backed by any demonstrable facts or tempered with any degree of sincerity, continue to be proclaimed with enthusiasm and a veneer of honesty by leaders throughout this country.

Afghan Army: The Few, the Proud, the Unprepared

Jake Diliberto | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jake Diliberto

Afghans cannot take control in 2011.

9/11/10 -- Unfinished Business Take #9

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

It's 9/11 again... do you know where Osama Bin Laden is? Nine years later Al Qaeda is still plotting attacks in the name of a global jihad. The mission against Al Qaeda is being drowned out, and that strengthens our enemies. Americans deserve better.

NYT: We're 'Increasingly Confused And Anxious' About Afghan Strategy

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The new U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. David Petraeus, says that the drawdown of U.S. troops scheduled to start in July 2011 will be influenced b...

Counting the Dead in Afghanistan

James Denselow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Denselow

How can any western official claim to have the best interests of the Afghans at heart when they don't even know how many they've killed?

Petraeus' Vow to Protect Soldiers: A True Commitment or Empty Promise?

Joshua Kors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joshua Kors

Since 2001, over 22,600 soldiers have been pressed into signing such documents, affirming a pre-existing condition, making them ineligible for disability benefits, saving the military billions of dollars.

After McChrystal

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lincoln Mitchell

Obama did the right thing this week in firing McChrystal. Unfortunately, the other decisions the President faces regarding Afghanistan are not as easy. It is difficult to get out of Afghanistan today, but it will be more difficult to get out tomorrow.

Obama's Afghanistan Policy: What a New General Can't Fix

Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett

One of the more striking aspects of the current episode is that no one is vigorously disputing the essence of the assessments advanced by McChrystal and his associates.

Alan Dershowitz Is Wrong

Jeremy Ben-Ami | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeremy Ben-Ami

Alan, what did you mean when you said J Street had "gone over to the dark side"? That those who don't think ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a U.S. national security interest are the forces of light?

Pondering David Petraeus' Future: Running for VP?

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

I recently had the opportunity to participate in a small dinner with CENTCOM Commander General David Petraeus and his wife Holly. These sorts of discussions are nearly always off the record -- but the fact that they happened is not off limits.