A debate has erupted about the new film Zero Dark Thirty, and whether it inaccurately suggests that U.S.-sanctioned torture (aka “Enhanced Interrogation Techniques”) led to the killing of Osama bin Laden.
How Petraeus failed to cover his tracks
For a pair of decorated generals, a toxic mess that may shine a light on the culture at MacDill Air Force Base
David Petraeus resigned Nov. 9 as director of the CIA after admitting to having a sexual relationship with his biographer. Since then, the circle of scandal has widened.
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David Petraeus’ affair with his biographer ended his 37-year career. But the damage from this episode goes far wider
The Petraeus scandal doesn’t warrant the round-the-clock scrutiny and congressional speechifying it has attracted
A 2007 memo by former attorney general Michael Mukasey suggests the Justice Department may have been remiss in shielding the spy chief’s extramarital affair from the President.
The general’s detractors paint a picture of Petraeus that is sharply at odds with his public persona
Even retired military officers can be brought up on charges of adultery under the Uniformed Code of Military Justice
The decorated general struggled to adapt to the agency’s insular culture
The committee’s top Republican says it will hold hearings during the lame duck session into whether Petraeus’s biographer, Paula Broadwell, was given classified information
The disgrace of David Petraeus has ended more than a great military career. It is also the symbolic end of a major chapter in American security strategy.
If you read one story today, let it be the game-changing article on the front page of the Wall Street Journal.