Petraeus Affair


Sat November 17, 2012
Around the Nation

The Rise And Fall Of David Petraeus

Originally published on Sat November 17, 2012 5:17 pm

Should David Petraeus' extramarital affair be considered a disqualifying factor for his public position?
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Sat November 17, 2012

FBI And Petraeus Affair: Back The 'Bad Old Days'?



The scandal ensnaring General Patreaus has raised new questions about the CIA and the FBI. For more, we're joined by Tim Weiner. He's the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of two books on security services - one, "Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA," the second, "Enemies: The History of the FBI." He joins us from New York. Thanks very much for being with us.

TIM WEINER: My pleasure, Scott.

SIMON: It's been a week of revelations, ruined careers, shaken families. Any crimes revealed?

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Fri November 16, 2012
The Two-Way

Petraeus Supports White House On Post-Benghazi Accounts, Lawmakers Say

Originally published on Fri November 16, 2012 10:44 am

Sept. 11: The U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was aflame after coming under attack.
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  • Dina Temple-Raston on 'Morning Edition'
(We added a new top to this post at 12:40 p.m. ET to round up the latest developments.)

The White House did not insert politics into the process of determining what could be said about the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, in the days immediately afterward, former CIA Director David Petraeus told Congress this morning, according to lawmakers who were inside closed briefings today.

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Thu November 15, 2012
The Two-Way

Panetta Orders Review Of Military Ethical Standards

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta speaks during a press conference following meetings as part of AUSMIN at the State Reception Centre in Kings Park in Perth, Australia.
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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has ordered a review of military ethical standards. The order comes just days after CIA Director David Petraeus stepped down because of an extramarital affair.

The Washington Post reports, however, that Panetta was in the process of ordering this review despite the Petraeus scandal. The Post adds:

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Thu November 15, 2012
The Two-Way

Petraeus Will Testify For Lawmakers; Broadwell Loses Her Security Clearance

Originally published on Thu November 15, 2012 12:04 pm

Then-CIA Director David Petraeus testifies on worldwide threats before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, on Jan. 31.
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