David Petraeus

  • US Postwar Policy in Iraq Needed More Germany, Less Vietnam

    US postwar policy helped create modern-day Germany, Japan, and South Korea. But it has utterly failed Iraq — and those who fought there.

  • Paula Broadwell's Unedited Manuscript

    Last week, the media was abuzz over the sordid details about ex-CIA chief David Petraeus’ extra-marital affair. The FBI investigation that uncovered the four-star general’s infidelity and led to his resignation should never have been necessary.

  • It's Impossible to Keep a Secret These Days

    Let's have a little talk about secrets. There are all kinds of secrets out there in the world: personal secrets, state secrets, secret recipes, secret sauces, top secrets, secret levels in video games, Victoria's Secret. The list goes on. But as we're...

  • I Was David Petraeus's Bitch in the 90s and I Hated Every Second of It

    Back in 1996, I was a starry-eyed West Point lieutenant in the storied 82nd Airborne Division. I had just graduated from Ranger School and the 2nd Battalion of the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment was my new home—my first assignment. I loved the Army...