By Elaine Donnelly
Extending sexual misconduct to combat units
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
A former head of U.S. counterintelligence is questioning President Obama's claim there has been, so far, no evidence of any release of damaging classified information from the sex scandal that prompted David H. Petraeus to resign as CIA director last week.
The U.S. military and the CIA failed to agree on implementing a key recommendation of the commission that investigated the 9/11 terrorist attacks: Give special-operations commandos the lead for all covert military action.
Last week, al Qaeda issued its annual Christ- mas threat to the United States, promising suicide bombings during the holidays. Here's a better idea for a Christmas present from al Qaeda: a video showing Osama bin Laden - or his grave.
"I do think the blackmail risk is overstated, especially in this day and age and with those people," he said, referring to Mr. Petraeus and Gen. Allen.
"The family is deep in debt, which you can easily discover" from public records, Mr. Baer added.