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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...

General Speaks Out On Pentagon Investigation

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The White House said Wednesday it will go ahead with Gen. John Allen's nomination to become commander of NATO forces in Europe, fol...

Top Commander Cleared In Petraeus Email Scandal

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A Pentagon investigation has cleared Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, of professional misconduct in exchangi...

Bad Boy Generals and the Reporters Who Love Them

Shelley Ross | Posted 11.16.2012 | Media
Shelley Ross

The Mysterious Tango Between a News Spinner and Those He Spins The latest spin from the Petraeus camp is that the affair with Paula Broadwell began t...

Senate Panel Approves Obama Pick For U.S. Commander

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Armed Services Committee has approved President Barack Obama's choice to be the top commander in Afghanistan. By voice vote ...

Girlfriends, Generals and Gmail

Daniel Hill | Posted 01.27.2013 | Politics
Daniel Hill

Petraeus' predicament might not tell us much about effective crisis management, but the generals and their girlfriends do serve up five important reminders.

Few Questionable Emails Between General Allen And Jill Kelley

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR and DONNA CASSATA | Posted 11.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two U.S. officials say just a handful of the emails between the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan and a Florida woman are potentially pr...

Christina Wilkie

Jill Kelley's Sister Got Hefty Loan From Defense Department Lobbyist

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jill Kelley, a central figure in the sex scandal involving former CIA Director David Petraeus, tried to parlay her friendship with the g...

Panetta 'Unaware' Of More Names In Huge Scandal

Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics

By ROBERT BURNS, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BANGKOK -- Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday he knows of no other senior U.S. military officers be...

Kelley Banished From Base After Scandal

AP | PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The military has suspended the Air Force base pass of the Tampa socialite who sparked an ongoing sex scandal . Pentagon spokesman Lt. C...

Broadwell Had 'Substantial' Classified Data: Reports

Reuters | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Nov 14 (Reuters) - A computer used by Paula Broadwell, the woman whose affair with CIA director General David Petraeus led to his resign...

Focus on the Tragedy of the Afghan War, Not on the Farce

William Astore | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
William Astore

Afghanistan has become a backdrop for a bad "B" movie, a tawdry farce played for cheap laughs. But the real story is not the farce but the ongoing military tragedy of Afghanistan.

It's the Sex, Stupid

Barry Lando | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
Barry Lando

Talk shows hosts are much more interested in tempting their public with the red meat of what could be mistaken for a new hit cable TV series than focusing on the fact that General Petraeus' strategies in Iraq and Afghanistan were not, in the long term, a stunning success.

Obama Should Bring in Colin Powell to Address Petraeus and Allen Scandals

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

Obama has one move. He needs to call in Colin Powell to help him put out the escalating inferno and to restore both credibility and a sense of integrity to the military high command. Only Powell has both the status and the national-security gravitas to help Obama steady this dangerously rocking ship.

Top Official Warns Against Leaping To Conclusions About Possibly 'Inappropriate' Emails

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics

PERTH, Australia — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta cautioned Wednesday against reaching early conclusions about the veracity of allegations again...

Jason Cherkis

Woman Who Sparked Petraeus Scandal Ran Questionable Charity

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tampa, Fla., socialite and military hostess Jill Kelley, one of the women at the center of the ever-expanding scandal that brought down ...

Kelley Sister Got Big Help From Generals

AP | ADAM GOLDMAN and JACK GILLUM | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — In the latest twist of the David Petraeus sex scandal, court records show the former CIA director and Gen. John Allen intervened la...

Enough With the Mad Men Mores: The Generals Are Not the Victims

Christine Pelosi | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

There they go again -- powerful men having illicit affairs while their apologists blame the women. Didn't we just vote to reject these Mad Men mores in last week's election? Apparently not everyone got the message.

Top Afghanistan Commander Embroiled In Petraeus Scandal

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT -- In a new twist to the Gen. David Petraeus sex scandal, the Pentagon said Tuesday that the top American commander in...

Top U.S. Commander In Afghanistan Visits Pakistan

AP | SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 08.02.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD -- The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan discussed border coordination with Pakistan's army chief Thursday during his first visit since Isla...

NATO's Warrior Scholars: The Critical Backbone of Our Atlantic Alliance

Mark V. Vlasic | Posted 07.28.2012 | World
Mark V. Vlasic

When I was an Army ROTC cadet at Georgetown University, we were taught the importance of being "warrior scholars." This Memorial Day it seems fitting to consider the raw brainpower that complements our civilian leadership at NATO.

Top U.S. Commander Expected To Leave Afghanistan Post

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 05.15.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Marine Gen. John Allen, is likely to leave to become the chief allied commander in Europe early n...

Joshua Hersh

Departing American General's Criticism Of Pakistan Prompts ISAF Response

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 04.24.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- A spokesman for the international coalition of forces in Afghanistan sought to create some distance on Tuesday from the remarks ...