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When it came out that CIA Director David Petraeus had an affair with his hagiographer, I got punked. “ It seems so obvious in retrospect. How could you @attackerman? ” tweeted @bitteranagram, complete with a link to a florid piece I wrote for this blog when Petraeus retired from the Army last year. (“ The gold standard for wartime command ” is one of the harsher judgments in the piece.)
The developing story of the Petraeus scandal can be framed as the mapping of a heretofore secret social network.
David H. Petraeus, the head of America's Central Intelligence Agency, resigned just days after the election after issuing a statement saying he had engaged in an extramarital affair . "By acknowleding an extramarital affair, Mr.
The Washington Post reports that the investigation into CIA chief David Petraeus began "when a woman whom he was having an affair with sent threatening e-mails to another woman close to him," citing "three senior law enforcement officials with knowledge of the episode" as sources.
A letter from an anonymous NYT reader to "Ethicist" writer Chuck Klosterman, titled " MY WIFE’S LOVER "—
Last year, the four-star Army general once in charge of all U.S. military operations in Africa was quietly reduced in rank for unexplained reasons. Now we know why William “Kip” Ward’s career ended in disgrace. Ward was the first commanding general of U.S.
In 2010, the Pentagon prepared to award Blackwater, now known as Xe Services, a $1 billion contract for Afghan police training under the Counter Narcoterrorism Technology Program Office.
Jonathan S. Landay McClatchy Newspapers
WASHINGTON — The White House and the Pentagon said Thursday that they wouldn't investigate embellishments in the Marine Corps' account of the actions that led to Marine Sgt. Dakota Meyer receiving the Medal of Honor.
TACOMA, Wash. — U.S. military officials finally named the suspect in the massacre of 16 Afghan civilians as Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, who was brought late Friday to the military detention facility in Fort Leavenworth, Kan., to face murder charges.
Xe and Blackwater are former names of Academi , a private military contractor co-founded by former Navy Seal Erik Prince .
Every time a Blackwater centurion discharged his weapon in Iraq, the company filed a written report with the U.S.
Marwan Naamani/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Blackwater private security personnel patrol Baghdad from their helicopter in February 2005. Erik D. Prince, the founder of the private security firm formerly known as Blackwater Worldwide, has reached a deal to sell his embattled firm to a small group of investors based in Los Angeles who have close ties to Mr.
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