Petraeus receives probation and a fine while others have been labeled "traitors," charged with espionage and served time in prison.
The Justice Department recommended that Petraeus plead guilty to a misdemeanor, pay a $40,000 fine, and be placed on probation for two years.
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...