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  • In this July 27, 2005, photo, FBI Agent Frederick Humphries listens during a news conference after the sentencing of Ahmed Ressam at the Federal Courthouse in Seattle. Humphries has been identified as the agent socialite Jill Kelley contacted to complain about harassing emails sent by Gen. David Petraeus' paramour, Paula Broadwell. (AP Photo/Kevin P. Casey)

    A single spiteful email unlocks a Pandora's box

    It started in May with a spiteful email to the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan. An anonymous writer warned Gen. John Allen that a friend with whom he was meeting in Washington the following week was trouble and he should stay away from her.


  • **FILE** Gen. John Allen (left), and Army Gen. David Petraeus (center), top U.S. commander in Afghanistan and incoming CIA Director, greet former CIA Director and new U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta as he lands in Kabul, Afghanistan, on July 9, 2011. (Associated Press)

    Lawmakers probe widening generals scandal

    Lawmakers are digging into the tangled tale of emails that exposed an extramarital affair ending David Petraeus' CIA career and led investigators to a questionable relationship between a Florida socialite and the general commanding the war in Afghanistan.


  • Attorney General Eric Holder speaks Nov. 13, 2012, in Des Moines, Iowa, during the investiture of Stephanie Rose, U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Iowa. (Associated Press)

    Holder, Mueller were mum on Petraeus for weeks

    Congressional leaders are calling on Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III to explain why their agencies kept information about former CIA Director David H. Petraeus' extramarital affair from the White House, Congress and the U.S. intelligence community as the scandal expanded and ensnared the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan.


  • ** FILE ** This July 22, 2012, file photo shows U.S. Gen. John Allen, top commander of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, during an interview with The Associated Press in Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq, File)

    Petraeus scandal widens in probe of Gen. John Allen's emails

    The sex scandal that led to CIA Director David Petraeus' downfall widened Tuesday with word the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan is under investigation for thousands of alleged "inappropriate communications" with another woman involved in the case. Some of the material was "flirtatious," an official said.


  • Jill Kelley leaves her home Tuesday, Nov 13, 2012 in Tampa, Fla. Kelley is identified as the woman who allegedly received harassing emails from Gen. David Petraeus' paramour, Paula Broadwell. She serves as an unpaid social liaison to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, where the military's Central Command and Special Operations Command are located. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

    Socialite in Florida plays role in Petraeus scandal

    When news broke about a Florida socialite's involvement in a sex scandal that brought down CIA Director David Petraeus, Jill Kelley was doing what she does best — hosting a party.


  • U.S. Marine Gen. John Allen (left), the top commander in Afghanistan, speaks with German Defense Minister Thomas de Maiziere during a round-table meeting of NATO defense ministers at the alliance's headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

    Obama names Marine Gen. John Allen to lead NATO

    President Obama has nominated Marine Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, to be the next NATO supreme allied commander.


  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta (left) shakes hands with Gen. Ma Xiao Tian, China's chief of the general staff,  as U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke (center) looks on after Mr. Panetta's arrival at Beijing Capital International Airport on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Larry Downing, Pool)

    Pentagon stops training of, partnering with Afghan troops below battalion level

    The Pentagon announced Tuesday that it has stopped training Afghan troops and working with them below the battalion level because of anti-American protests across the Muslim world and a spate of insider attacks by Afghan security forces on their international coalition trainers.


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    Top U.S. general in Kabul to discuss attacks

    The top U.S. general met with American, coalition and local officials in Afghanistan on Monday to try to stop a wave of lethal attacks by Afghan soldiers and police against coalition forces.


  • ** FILE ** U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, before the Senate Armed Services Committee to outline the Pentagon's budget. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Joint Chiefs chair Dempsey in Afghanistan to discuss attacks

    The U.S. military's top general met with American, coalition and local officials in Afghanistan on Monday to try to stop a wave of lethal attacks by Afghan soldiers and police against international forces.


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