David H. Petraeus

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    Not Surprised: Gen David Petraeus saw rise of ISIL, Sunni Islamist in Iraq, coming

    The former four-star general who led the U.S. troop surge that largely quelled the Iraqi insurgency says he is unsurprised by the return and success of a Sunni Islamist group even more extreme than al Qaeda.


  • Former CIA Director David H. Petraeus is heckled on the streets of New York while on his way to teach a class at the City University of New York on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. (YouTube)

    David Petraeus gets Bronx cheer on his way to CUNY classes: 'Warmonger!'

    "Every class, David! Every class, David!" Those are the chants that followed David Petraeus on his way to work as a professor for the City University of New York system.


  • Jill Kelley's complaint about receiving harassing emails spurred an FBI investigation that eventually ensnared ex-CIA Director David N. Petraeus and Marine Gen. John Allen. (Associated Press)

    Justice Dept. seeks more time to respond to Jill Kelley's privacy lawsuit

    The Justice Department has asked for 30 more days to respond to a breach of privacy lawsuit brought against the government by Florida socialite Jill Kelley, whose complaints about harassing emails last year led to the exposure of former CIA Director David H. Petraeus' extramarital affair with his biographer.


  • ** FILE ** U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of the International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, shakes hands with Paula Broadwell, co-author of  "All In: The Education of General David Petraeus," in a July 13, 2011, photo from the ISAF's Flickr website. (Associated Press/International Security Assistance Force)

    David Petraeus finds new gig at private equity firm

    David H. Petraeus has hung up his CIA director hat for a new role: chairman of a group within a private equity firm that will look at world economics and chart a course of new investment.


  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Petraeus' payback?

    President Obama is the most vindictive, thin-skinned president we have ever had. Does anyone want to take a bet that then-CIA chief David H. Petraeus' sex-scandal downfall is punishment for him not falling in line completely with the much-revised Benghazi talking points of the White House? Around Sept. 20, Mr. Petraeus disputed the revised version of the talking points. On Nov. 7, the story of his affair came out.


  • Allen

    NATO nominee Allen will retire

    Marine Gen. John Allen, the former top commander in Afghanistan, is retiring from the military instead of enduring what likely would have been a messy Senate confirmation process to be NATO supreme commander.


  • RESCUE READY: Air Force Pararescueman Alejandro Serrano with the 46th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron test-fires his weapon over Kandahar province in case it's needed during casualty-pickup missions in Afghanistan. (Associated Press)

    Payoff seen in Afghan surge

    The U.S. military is starting to see signs that the troop surge in Afghanistan is working on a timetable similar to the Iraq reinforcement campaign in 2007, according to an outside adviser and military sources.


  • ** FILE ** Gen. David H. Petraeus, the top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan, speaks in September 2010 with Afghan military personnel during a tour of the U.S. run-Parwan detention facility north of Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo)

    Petraeus fights time, enemy in Afghanistan

    Army Gen. David H. Petraeus trudges across a gravel helicopter-landing area with his aides, looking purposeful but a bit grim, as he reaches a village outpost in the violent Afghan province of Helmand.


  • Afghan President Hamid Karzai decried the violence in his country and expressed fear that the mayhem would chase away young Afghans. He has established a "peace council" to negotiate with the Taliban. (Associated Press)

    Afghan 'peace council' draws fire

    A "peace council" established Tuesday by Afghan President Hamid Karzai to negotiate with the Taliban includes the man who is thought to have invited Osama bin Laden to Afghanistan and another who served as a mentor to the mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks.


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