U.S. Military

The David Petraeus Affair : Opinion Brief
Happier times: David Petraeus, with his wife Holly, gives a thumbs up during an Armed Forces Farewell Tribute and Retirement Ceremony on Aug. 31, 2011, in Ft. Myer, Virginia.

Should Obama rehire David Petraeus?

It may well be that the president's best nominee to be America's next CIA director is a chastened Petraeus

The David Petraeus Affair : Controversy
Paula Broadwell leaves her home in Charlotte, N.C., on Nov. 19: The New York Daily News reports that Broadwell's emails to Florida socialite Jill Kelley were more "menacing" than previously believed.

The David Petraeus affair: Did Paula Broadwell threaten Jill Kelley?

The New York Daily News reports that Petraeus' former mistress sent Kelley 'menacing' emails that the Florida woman viewed as death threats

The David Petraeus Affair : The List
Jill Kelley leaves her home on Nov. 13: Kelley and her husband, a doctor, apparently bankrupted their cancer charity after less than a year.

The 10 strangest details of the David Petraeus affair [Updated]

This tangled, tortured story of sex, national security, and jealous emails shows that truth really is stranger than fiction

The David Petraeus Affair : Timeline
David Petraeus testifies on Capitol Hill in June 2011: On Monday, November 12, 2012, the FBI removed boxes of materials from the home of Petraeus' mistress, Paula Broadwell.

The David Petraeus affair: A comprehensive timeline [Updated]

New twists and dime-novel characters pop up daily, but the basic story of the celebrated general's downfall is falling into place

U.S. Military : Instant Guide
Bullet holes may soon be a thing of the past, thanks to a new revolutionary polymer material that promises to stop 9 mm bullets in their tracks.

The bulletproof super material that's paper-thin

A new polymer composite can absorb the impact from high-velocity projectiles and instantly repair itself

The David Petraeus Affair : Instant Guide
David Petraeus testifies in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee in June 2010 during his nomination to become the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan: His affair with Paula Broadwell reportedly began a year later.

The David Petraeus affair: Why the U.S. military outlaws adultery

The rules, mostly written in 1775, aren't about religious morals, but good order and discipline

The David Petraeus Affair : Analysis
Paula Broadwell in the kitchen of her brother's house in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 13: Broadwell's reputation seems to be held hostage by our culture's prejudices against women.

The David Petraeus affair: Why the media's coverage is sexist

Paula Broadwell has predictably been cast as a femme fatale, revealing enduring prejudices against women

The David Petraeus Affair : Opinion Brief
The venerated general credited with turning around Iraq was once considered a possible candidate for president.

Was David Petraeus' military brilliance overrated?

The media once gushed with hagiographic tributes to the general. But in light of tawdry revelations about his personal life, many former fans are reconsidering

The David Petraeus Affair : Best Video
In the latest Call of Duty video game, David Petraeus is cast as the nation's secretary of defense in 2025 — a prediction that would have seemed completely reasonable just a few days ago.

VIDEO: David Petraeus' bright (and fictional) Call of Duty future

In the best-selling video game, the disgraced former CIA boss is a proud and patriotic secretary of defense serving under a Hillary Clinton-style president

The David Petraeus Affair : Opinion Brief
Gen. David Petraeus in 2004: The sordid scandal of the former CIA director's affair could take focus off of Congress' fiscal cliff negotiations.

Could the David Petraeus scandal sabotage fiscal cliff talks?

Congress needs to focus on a debt-reduction deal to protect the economy. But a tawdry sex scandal may prove to be a dangerous distraction

The David Petraeus Affair : Slideshow
Replacing David Petraeus: 6 candidates to be the next CIA director

Replacing David Petraeus: 6 candidates to be the next CIA director

Who should President Obama choose to fill Petraeus' shoes? The decision could have enormous consequences for the CIA's growing role in the war on terror

The David Petraeus Affair : Analysis
The timing of Gen. David Petraeus' resignation from the CIA is all too convenient for some conspiracy theorists.

The David Petraeus scandal: 3 conspiracy theories

Retired four-star Gen. Petraeus stepped down as CIA director because of an extramarital affair. But is there another reason why he quit when he did?

The David Petraeus Affair : Opinion Brief
Fooling them all: Gen. David Petraeus' first affair, really, "was with the media," says Michael Hastings at Buzzfeed.

Did the media fall for David Petraeus' hype?

As the media digests the fallout from Petraeus' sex scandal, it's scrutinizing the role it played in canonizing him as an American hero-saint

The David Petraeus Affair : Opinion Brief
While corresponding with his alleged lover, Paula Broadwell, David Petraeus used a pseudonym.

Did the FBI botch its investigation of David Petraeus' affair?

Though law enforcement officials discovered Petraeus' affair as early as this summer, they kept President Obama and members of Congress in the dark

The David Petraeus Affair : Instant Guide
David Petraeus and Paula Broadwell reportedly started their affair shortly after Petraeus began heading the CIA in September 2011.

David Petraeus' mistress: What we know about Paula Broadwell

It didn't take long for the press to unearth the woman who fell for Petraeus and then inadvertently helped bring down his career

The David Petraeus Affair : First Reactions
Gen. David Petraeus abruptly resigned as CIA Director, citing an extramarital affair.

David Petraeus resigns from the CIA over an affair: What we know so far

The most famous general of his generation ends his career in disgrace. And conservatives see more behind his resignation than his stated extramarital affair

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