Monday, November 12, 2012

Did General Patraeus Affair Compromise National Security?

The chain of events that triggered the probe that ultimately uncovered David Petraeus' affair started with harassing emails sent from dummy accounts operated by the spymaster's paramour. Fox News

The scandal surrounding the decorated four-star Army general who once ran the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan involves questions of national security, politics and even the September 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that left four Americans dead. CNN News

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor knew of David Petraeus' affair with biographer Paula Broadwell almost two weeks before the former CIA director resigned his post. ABC News

The FBI uncovered evidence of an affair between Petraeus and his biographer Paula Broadwell after she allegedly sent harassing emails to another woman, Jill Kelly, who Broadwell seems to have thought was too close to Petraeus. CBS News

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