David Petraeus

By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 15th, 2012
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Alan W. Dowd The unfolding scandal surrounding former CIA Director David Petraeus has many layers, far more than we can see today. But even at this early hour, some things are clear. For ease of discussion, let’s put these things—“known knowns” as Don Rumsfeld would call them—under four broad heading...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 15th, 2012
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By Rick Esenberg The bar for scandals has been getting pretty high. When I was a kid, a president was forced from office because he tried to cover up illegal behavior by his subordinates. As Nixon put it, “mistakes were made” and they proved to be the end of him. He richly deserved it. Twenty-five [&...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 14th, 2012
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The military scandal gripping America took an extraordinary twist last night when a second general was linked to one of the two women who precipitated the fall of CIA director General David Petraeus. Petraeus, 60, hailed by some as the finest officer of his generation, was forced to step down after t...
By benim
In Egypt
Dec 30th, 2010
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Recently leaked diplomatic cables reveal that America’s staunchest Arab ally—and the recipient of the second-largest American military-aid package—is tenaciously resisting U.S. pleas to reform its military mission to meet 21st-century threats. Instead, Egypt, a waning regional power, insists on procu...
By benim
In Asia
Dec 26th, 2010
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Asssange has told the British Sunday Times that he will write his memoirs as part of a book deal worth up to 1 million pounds (1.5 million dollars). Mr. Assange, who is currently under a form of house arrest in Britain, says he needs the money to pay his legal bills. The [&he...
By benim
In Asia
Dec 25th, 2010
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The whistleblower has released its much-anticipated Iraq War logs, a massive trove of nearly 400,000 files that constitute the biggest leak of military secrets in U.S. history. From unreported cases of torture to a potential coverup involving the imprisoned American hikers in Iran, see what’s in the ...
By benim
In WikiLeaks Cables
Dec 24th, 2010
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The whistleblower’s latest document dump exposes Saudi Arabia’s plot against Iran, a corrupt Afghan’s $52 million payday, Putin and Berlusconi’s “bromance,” and more. See nine of the most startling details. 1. Yemen Takes the Fall for U.S. Drones Leaked documents reveal that Yemen has been covering u...
By benim
In Asia
Dec 23rd, 2010
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JANUARY - 1: In Pakistan a suicide bomber blows up a car packed with explosives in the middle of a crowd gathered for a volleyball game in a northwest village, killing at least 101 people. It is the first of many sectarian attacks during the year. - 4: The Gulf emirate of Dubai throws a […]...