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  • ** FILE ** In this June 23, 2011, file photo, then-CIA Director-designate Gen. David Petraeus testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Petraeus has resigned because of an extramarital affair. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

    David Petraeus takes salary cut for professor gig — to $1

    Gen. David Petraeus, the former CIA director who resigned in disgrace in November only to face fire for a more-than-generous salary offering for a teaching gig at a New York school, has now agreed to a deep pay cut: He will earn $1 for the class.


  • In this June 29, 2010 file photo, Gen. David Petraeus testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Petraeus, the retired four-star general who led the U.S. military campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan, resigned Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 as director of the CIA after admitting he had an extramarital affair. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

    David Petraeus lands $150K teaching gig — for one class

    Disgraced Gen. David Petraeus has landed a teaching position at the City University of New York's Macaulay Honors College that pays $150,000 for one class — a significant salary that far surpasses that of professors with full course loads.


  • An email from then-CIA Director David Petraeus is among the 99 pages of emails regarding Benghazi released by the White House on May 15, 2013. Petraeus objected to the final talking points that U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice used five days after the deadly assault on a U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya. The White House released 99 pages of emails and a single page of hand-written notes made by Petraeus' deputy, Mike Morell, after a meeting at the White House the day before Rice's appearance. (Associated Press)

    Dems rally behind White House on Benghazi

    Democrats rallied behind President Barack Obama in the long-running, bitter dispute over the administration's handling of the Benghazi attack, arguing that the White House's latest email disclosure undermines Republican claims of a cover-up.


  • Paula Broadwell turns to faith, family to smooth over affair

    Paula Broadwell, the woman at the heart of the sex scandal involving now-retired Gen. David Petraeus, is finally speaking in public, and her message is simple: Faith and family are what matter.


  • ** FILE ** A photo from July 13, 2011, made available on the International Security Assistance Force's Flickr website shows the former Commander of International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan Gen. Davis Petraeus (left) shaking hands with Paula Broadwell, co-author of  "All In: The Education of General David Petraeus." (Associated Press/ISAF)

    David Petraeus: Sorry, affair 'was my own doing'

    Retired four-star Gen. David Petraeus made one of his first public appearances since November and issued a blunt apology for his part in a scandalous affair that brought down his career.


  • Secretary of State John Kerry holds a bilateral meeting with Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird on Feb. 8, 2013, at the State Department in Washington. (Associated Press)

    Kerry skirts question on arming Syrian rebels

    Secretary of State John F. Kerry brushed aside questions Friday about why President Obama refused to embrace a plan from top advisers to send weapons to rebels fighting to overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad, saying he instead wants to look ahead to future policy challenges.


  • BOOK REVIEW: ‘My Share of the Task’

    Counterterrorism (CT in military argot) and counterinsurgency (COIN) are two very different things that are sometimes used interchangeably by politicians and journalists not familiar with the national security community's often confusing tribal language.


  • **FILE** Marine Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, listens during a March 26, 2012, news conference at the Pentagon in Washington. (Associated Press)

    Gen. Allen cleared in Petraeus email case

    A Pentagon probe has absolved Gen. John Allen of professional misconduct in exchanging inappropriate emails with the same Florida socialite, Jill Kelley, involved in the scandal prompting former CIA director David H. Petraeus to resign.


  • Sen. Patrick J. Leahy and D.C. Council member David A. Catania (shown) are spearheading efforts in their respective legislative bodies to protect the privacy of personal email accounts. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    D.C. lawmakers consider bill to protect emails

    The sudden resignation of former CIA Director Gen. David H. Petraeus over an extramarital affair turned heads for many reasons — not least of which was the way a few Gmail messages brought down a man who handled sensitive information for a living.


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