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General Petraeus

Google Says Big Brother Is Definitely Watching

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 11.14.2012 | Technology

The internet is becoming an increasingly monitored sphere. According to Google's sixth bi-annual Transparency Report, released on Nov. 13, the num...

VIDEO: Petraeus Scandal Anticipated in Giuliani 'Ad' 5 Years Ago

Dan Mirvish | Posted 01.14.2013 | Media
Dan Mirvish

The David Petraeus scandal is a tragedy of personal and global importance. Who could have possibly predicted such an undoing? None other than fake pundit Martin Eisenstadt... five years ago, to be exact.

Where Should Biographers Draw The Line?

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 01.14.2013 | Books

NEW YORK — The affair between retired Army Gen. David Petraeus and author Paula Broadwell is but an extreme example of the love/hate history bet...

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.

'Never Email, Never Have Sex... And Just To Be Safe, Lose The Penis'

Posted 11.14.2012 | Comedy

As the sex scandal involving General David Petraeus grows even more complicated, we find ourselves stuck between simultaneously wanting to wrap our he...

Sex and the General: A Small Drop in a Much Larger Bucket

Robert Weiss | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Robert Weiss

The current drama playing out over General Petraeus' affair provides an opportunity to openly and thoroughly review military policy and procedure related to problem sexual behavior, while also addressing the larger problem of sexual acting out within the U.S. military.

"Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?": A Playlist For David Petraeus

David Wild | Posted 01.13.2013 | Entertainment
David Wild

Whenever I was misbehaving as a young man, my late great Dad always threatened to send me away to military school. I had no idea that my father -- a Naval officer back in the day -- was thinking of ways for me to someday meet women.

Say It Ain't So, Joe (Petraeus)

Joseph Blady, M.D. | Posted 01.13.2013 | Media
Joseph Blady, M.D.

Just because there are no e-mails that are flatly incriminating, does this means that secrets weren't passed? What do men do to impress the women with whom they're involved? They show off. Can we be absolutely sure that Petraeus didn't say things to impress his paramour?

Time to Name the Military Sex Scandal: TailGate

John R. Talbott | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
John R. Talbott

With apologies to Jon Stewart who I am sure is all over this, I thought it was time to name the ever-expanding military sex scandal.

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.

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...

WATCH: Weirdest Account Of Petraeus Affair Yet

Posted 11.13.2012 | Comedy

When CIA director David Petraeus resigned his post on Friday citing an extramarital affair, the entire country scratched its collective head. How did ...

WATCH: Barbara, Elisabeth Clash Over Petraeus Scandal

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 11.12.2012 | Media

"View" co-hosts Barbara Walters and Elisabeth Hasselbeck clashed during Monday's show. During a discussion on Gen. Petraeus' Friday resignation in ...

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.

Petraeus: Did a Great Man Have to Fall?

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

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.

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?

Petraeus on How to Surge!

Martin Lewis | Posted 01.09.2013 | Comedy
Martin Lewis

2012-11-10-ScreenShot20121109at8.52.39PM.pngHere 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.

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...

Was the Iraq War Worth It?

Ward Carroll | Posted 12.27.2011 | World
Ward Carroll

Whatever the outcome it's doubtful that military historians will label it as a "victory," and that combined with the toll the war has exacted should serve as a cautionary tale for all of us.

Why Torture Is A Moral Issue

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 09.05.2011 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

June 26 was United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. In the United States, both human rights and religious organizations had...

The Daily Szep -- General Petraeus

Paul Szep | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics
Paul Szep


OOPS! 90 Percent Of Captured 'Taliban' Were Civilians

IPS News | Posted 08.12.2011 | World

During his intensive initial round of media interviews as commander in Afghanistan in August 2010, Gen. David Petraeus released figures to the news me...

The Last Fighting Season

Global Post | Charles M. Sennott | Posted 06.27.2011 | World

KABUL -- The snows of the Hindu Kush have melted and the poppy harvest is winding down. That means Afghanistan's "fighting season" is about to begi...

Amanda Terkel

WATCH: Harry Reid 'Not Confident' About War In Afghanistan | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is unsure whether the war in Afghanistan is going to be a success and says the United States ...