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November 13, 2012
Re “ CIA chief resigns, citing affair ,” Nov. 10 The real scandal surrounding CIA Director David H. Petraeus is not that he had an extramarital affair, but that he got caught. If America's No. 1 spy can't keep his personal peccadilloes under wraps, then how safe are the nation's covert operations? Andrew Apter Santa Monica Resigning a political position because of an affair went out with Monica Lewinsky's little blue dress. We are not stupid. This is about the upcoming congressional hearings on Benghazi, where, under oath, he would have been compelled to tell us who knew what and when they knew it. Like Watergate, the fall of a president inevitably starts with a simple lie. Keith Karpé San Clemente Petraeus claims public exposure of an extramarital affair as the reason for his resignation.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 2013 | By Larry Gordon
USC is not revealing how much it is paying David H. Petraeus, the former four-star U.S. Army general and Central Intelligence Agency chief, for the part-time position he is starting this fall as a lecturer and as a mentor to students who are veterans. As a private institution, USC is not required to publicly list such salaries. But the situation is different at the City University of New York, a public school that also is hiring Petraeus for part-time teaching duties over the same period.
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OPINION
November 28, 2012
Re "The comeback general," Opinion, Nov. 25 Until the latter part of the 20th century, apparently, American society believed that donning a military uniform suppressed - or should suppress - one's primal urges. The media indulged this quaint belief while ignoring indiscretions committed by high-ranking military officers and even the commander in chief. Times have changed, thankfully - not that America now condones its service members cheating on their spouses, but we more realistically view the humanity of our leaders and more prudently decline to pass judgment on them, the better to benefit from their rare talents.
NEWS
June 20, 2013 | By Brian Bennett
WASHINGTON - During the weeks before he was killed in a car crash in Los Angeles, reporter Michael Hastings was researching a story about a privacy lawsuit brought by Florida socialite Jill Kelley against the Department of Defense and the FBI. Hastings, 33, was scheduled to meet with a representative of Kelley next week in Los Angeles to discuss the case, according to a person close to Kelley. Hastings wrote for Rolling Stone and the website BuzzFeed. Kelley alleges that military officials and the FBI leaked her name to the media to discredit her after she reported receiving a stream of emails that were traced to Paula Broadwell, a biographer of former CIA director David H. Petraeus, according to a lawsuit filed in Federal District Court in Washington, D.C., on June 3. Petraeus resigned from the CIA after publicly admitting that he and Broadwell had carried on an extramarital affair.
NEWS
January 31, 2012 | By Brian Bennett
The leaders of the Senate intelligence committee praised CIA Director David H. Petraeus at a public hearing Tuesday, and criticized a Los Angeles Times story that said the retired Army general was working to improve relations with some members of Congress. The story said some lawmakers and their staff had criticized Petraeus' "guarded approach," and that his transition from a 37-year military career to running the nation's spy service had been difficult at times. The story also described complaints that Petraeus had failed to adequately explain to the House and the Senate oversight committees why he had reduced the pace of CIA drone missile strikes in Pakistan after he took over the CIA last September.
OPINION
November 15, 2012 | By Sarah Chayes
The scandal enveloping members of America's adulated top brass is the deepest crisis to hit the military in decades. It is a crisis President Obama did not need - shaming the country and increasing his burden during a major transition on his national security team. And yet, crisis can be a great corrective. Obama should use this one to reverse one of the most dysfunctional elements of U.S. foreign policy over the last decade: an infatuation with military solutions to problems that are fundamentally political.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 2013 | By Larry Gordon
USC is not revealing how much it is paying David H. Petraeus, the former four-star U.S. Army general and Central Intelligence Agency chief, for the part-time position he is starting this fall as a lecturer and as a mentor to students who are veterans. As a private institution, USC is not required to publicly list such salaries. But the situation is different at the City University of New York, a public school that also is hiring Petraeus for part-time teaching duties over the same period.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 2013 | By Alexandra Zavis
Signaling a desire to return to public life, retired Gen. David H. Petraeus offered an apology Tuesday for the scandal that led to his resignation as director of the CIA and brought an illustrious career to an abrupt end. Petraeus has kept a low profile since admitting to an extramarital affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, in November. The speech, at a USC dinner honoring veterans and ROTC students, is the first step in what appears to be a carefully choreographed comeback bid. Before about 600 guests in a hotel ballroom in downtown Los Angeles, a contrite Petraeus acknowledged that he is "regarded in a different light now" than he was a year ago. "I am also keenly aware that the reason for my recent journey was my own doing," he said.
OPINION
November 16, 2012 | By Jonathan Zimmerman
In 1954, psychologist Benjamin Karpman wrote a prescient book about "sexual offenders" in the United States. Karpman focused especially on homosexuals who were drummed out of government jobs on the grounds that their sexual orientation made them security risks. If you were gay, the argument went, you were susceptible to blackmail by communist spies. But the real problem lay in the taboo on homosexuality, which paved the way for exactly the kind of extortion that the government feared.
OPINION
July 19, 2010
Handing out guns in Afghanistan has been risky business through the ages, yet arming Afghan village defense forces is central to Army Gen. David H. Petraeus' strategy against the Taliban. The commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan is taking a page out of the counterinsurgency manual he drafted for Iraq, where he successfully coaxed Sunni Arab fighters into government-allied local defense units. But that doesn't mean it will work to hire local hands in the treacherous terrain of Afghanistan, where several foreign powers have tried and failed to control the gunmen.
OPINION
May 14, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
President Obama was asked about the metastasizing Benghazi scandal in a joint news conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday. Referring to the Americans who died in Benghazi, the president said, "We dishonor them when we turn things like this into a political circus. " He added that "the whole issue of talking points, throughout this process, frankly, has been a sideshow.… There's no there there. " He's half right. The talking points drafted by the State Department, the CIA and the White House and given to congressional Republicans and, most famously, to U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice are not the center of this story.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 2013 | By Larry Gordon
David H. Petraeus, the former four-star U.S. Army general who resigned as head of the Central Intelligence Agency last year after confessing to an extramarital affair, will teach part-time at USC and help mentor students who are veterans, officials are announcing Thursday. Petraeus, who commanded coalition forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, will teach and participate in seminars on such issues as international relations, government, leadership, information technology and energy, according to USC. The retired general last month also accepted a visiting faculty position at the City University of New York.
NATIONAL
April 24, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
David Petraeus, the former four-star general who was forced out as head of the Central Intelligence Agency because he had an affair with his biographer, has accepted a post as a visiting professor in New York. In a statement released Tuesday, Macaulay Honors College at City University of New York said the former commander of coalition forces in Iraq and Afghanistan has been named a visiting professor for public policy. He will start Aug. 1. Petraeus, who earned his bachelor of science degree at West Point and has a doctorate from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, has written extensively on international relations, military strategy and national security.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 2013 | By Anna Gorman
Valley fever cases have skyrocketed in California and other Southwestern states, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There were more than 22,000 cases in 2011 in California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah, up from 2,265 in 1998, according to a CDC report released Thursday. Of all the cases reported nationwide between 1998 and 2011, 66% were in Arizona and 31% were in California. Valley fever is a fungal respiratory infection and can lead to flu-like symptoms that can last weeks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 2013 | By Robin Abcarian
Glad to see that the self-imposed purda of retired Gen. David Petraeus is coming to an end.  I am not one who thinks an extramarital affair merits the equivalent of a professional death penalty, but Petraeus' transgressions with his much younger biographer were so over the top that he really did need to excuse himself from the public sphere for awhile. And though he has apologized, I don't think his apology went far enough. PHOTOS: Political sex scandals You probably remember the general outlines of the sex scandal that brought him down: Paula Broadwell, 40, an extraordinarily accomplished academic, writer and Army intelligence officer, co-authored “All In: The Education of General David Petraeus.” Petraeus, 60, was a rich subject for any biographer -- a four-star general who oversaw coalition forces in Afghanistan and Iraq before becoming CIA director in 2011.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 2013 | By Kate Mather
Authorities are searching for a 10-year-old girl who disappeared from her Northridge home overnight. Los Angeles police Lt. Terri Brinkmeyer said officers went to the girl's home in the 8800 block of Oakdale Avenue after she was reported missing early Wednesday. Several police cars remained at the scene at mid-morning. Nicole Ryan's mother told authorities she had last seen her daughter inside her bedroom about 1 a.m., Los Angeles police Capt. Daryl Russell told KTTV . When the mother checked on her daughter about two hours later, Nicole was gone.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 2013 | By Alexandra Zavis
After Gen. David H. Petraeus apologized in Los Angeles for engaging in an extramarital affair, he signaled he is ready to move beyond the scandal and perhaps back into the public eye. Before about 600 guests in a hotel ballroom in downtown L.A. on Tuesday, a confident but contrite Petraeus acknowledged he is "regarded in a different light now" than he was a year ago. He has kept a low profile since admitting to an extramarital affair with...
WORLD
December 10, 2009 | By Julian E. Barnes
Progress will come more slowly from the U.S. troop escalation in Afghanistan than it did during a similar move in Iraq, the top American commander in the Middle East told Congress on Wednesday, predicting intensified combat in coming months. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, the head of U.S. Central Command, said Afghanistan was beset by problems that would challenge the new U.S. strategy, including government corruption, insurgent sanctuaries along the Pakistani border and the strength of the Taliban movement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 2013 | By Alexandra Zavis
After Gen. David H. Petraeus apologized in Los Angeles for engaging in an extramarital affair, he signaled he is ready to move beyond the scandal and perhaps back into the public eye. Before about 600 guests in a hotel ballroom in downtown L.A. on Tuesday, a confident but contrite Petraeus acknowledged he is "regarded in a different light now" than he was a year ago. He has kept a low profile since admitting to an extramarital affair with...
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