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Friend: Petraeus began affair after taking CIA job (video)

November 12, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired Gen. David Petraeus began an affair with his biographer in 2011, two months after he became CIA director, a friend and former top aide said Monday. The case has sparked an uproar in Congress over FBI investigative tactics and complaints by lawmakers they weren’t told soon enough about the probe rocking the intelligence and law enforcement establishment. Continue Reading

Petraeus scandal heats up

November 11, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

Congress wants answers on ex- CIA director’s affair
WASHINGTON (AP) Members of Congress said Sunday they want to know more details about the FBI investigation that revealed an extramarital affair between ex-CIA Director David Petraeus and his biographer, questioning when the retired general popped up in the FBI inquiry, whether national security was compromised and why they weren’t told sooner. Continue Reading

Shake-up to the Afghanistan war plan, as president sacks his top dog

June 23, 2010 in West Central Tribune

WASHINGTON President Obama sacked his loose-lipped Afghanistan commander Wednesday, a shift for the military order in wartime, and chose the familiar, admired and tightly disciplined Gen. David Petraeus to replace him. Petraeus, architect of the Iraq war turnaround, was once again to take hands-on leadership of a troubled war effort.
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