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  • David Petraeus ghost-writer"dumbfounded" by Broadwell affair

    David Petraeus ghost-writer"dumbfounded" by Broadwell affair
    Vernon Loeb, the Washington Post editor who worked with Paula Broadwell on the bio of David Petraeus, says he was blind-sided by the affair that ended Petraeus' stint as CIA director. "My wife says I’m the most clueless person in America," he begins...
  • Can We All Just Blow Each Other and Let CIA Directors Do Their Jobs?

    Can We All Just Blow Each Other and Let CIA Directors Do Their Jobs?
    By now you’ve heard about the shocking scandal sweeping Washington: men and women, of all ages and dispositions, like having sex even outside the bonds of marriage. I know. It took me a minute to process as well. I’ve written this column...
  • For all we've learned, Petraeus story still doesn't add up

    For all we've learned, Petraeus story still doesn't add up
    Like a set of Russian dolls, in which each doll contains a slightly smaller version of itself hidden inside, the sex scandal that forced CIA Director David Petraeus from office last week seems full of secret compartments that have yet to be revealed....
  • What do you call a male mistress?

    What do you call a male mistress?
    If Paula Broadwell is David H. Petraeus' mistress, what is he to her? Biography subject, sure. Boyfriend, maybe. But what's the male equivalent of "mistress"? The growing cast of extremely prolific characters (30,000 pages of email!) in the Petraeus...
  • Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Wednesday

    WEATHER: Sunny, high near 51. Tonight is expected to be mostly clear, low around 37. TRAFFIC: Check our traffic updates for this morning's issues. TOP NEWS City moving to overhaul zoning code: The city is working on a far-reaching piece of legislation,...
  • General Allen was leader at Naval Academy

    General Allen was leader at Naval Academy
    When Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen overheard a platoon of first-year midshipmen at the Naval Academy shout "kill" during training one summer day a decade ago, he ordered the word expunged from their vocabulary. The then-commandant explained that...
  • Obama talks tough on taxes, fiscal cliff

    Obama talks tough on taxes, fiscal cliff
    Anyone who wondered whether a vote for President Barack Obama meant something should have been reassured by his performance in today's news conference. In the central issue that faces the country right now, whether the resolution to the so-called fiscal...
  • Petraeus thought he was above the law

    Gen. David Petraeus' actions over the past several years show that he considers himself more of a prince than a member of the armed forces who answers to his civilian commander-in-chief ("Did Petraeus have to step down?" Nov. 13). In Afghanistan, he...
  • Should CIA Director David Petraeus have stayed and fought?

    Should CIA Director David Petraeus have stayed and fought?
    The fallout continues from CIA Director David Petraeus' startling resignation last week. Questions have been raised about its timing -- after Election Day, and before Petraeus was scheduled to testify before Congress about the CIA's actions during a Sept....
  • Hubris led to the downfall of Petraeus, Allen

    It's amazing that the men who ran the CIA and the war in Afghanistan had so much time on their hands ("Pieces of a puzzle," Nov. 14). The indiscretions of former CIA Director David Petraeus and Gen. John Allen are an embarrassment. I hate to think what...
  • Petraeus right to step down

    In response to Susan Reimer's column ("Did Petraeus have to step down?" Nov. 13), I think Ms. Reimer is missing the bigger point when she writes "Men such as he are going to have to be able to survive these intensely private falls from grace or we are...