David Petraeus alleged Mistress Paula Broadwell: Affair Scandal that shakes US military
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David Petraeus alleged Mistress Paula Broadwell: Affair Scandal that shakes US military

Washington : DC : USA | Nov 09, 2012 at 5:30 PM PST
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The worlds' mightiest military once led by now out-going CIA Director David Petraeus was in shock after the General admitted to an extramarital affair, as reported by Fox News. Further research course of an FBI investigation revealed David Patraeus mistress name as Paula Broadwell, his biographer that wrote the book All In: The Education of General David Petraeus.

Aside from the US military high ranks, Petraeus mistress scandal has struck his marriage with wife Holly Knowlton. "After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. Such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours," the retired four-star general Patraeus said. "This afternoon, the President graciously accepted my resignation." Petraeus met with President Obama on Thursday before submitting his letter of resignation.

David Petraeus went to West Point. After he graduated, he married Holly Knowlton, the daughter of Army General William A. Knowlton who at the time was superintendent of West Point. Holly also works in the Obama administration, for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau according to the report.

Petraeus was promoted to lieutenant general in 2004 under President George W. Bush and became the first commander of the Multi-National Security Transition Command Iraq.

President Barack Obama promoted Petraeus as Commander of United States Central Command, which oversees the military efforts in Afghanistan, and the rest on Middle East conflict. On June 2011, Petraeus was unanimously confirmed as the next Director of the CIA after relinquishing command of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan on July 18, 2011 and retired from the U.S. Army on August 31, 2011.

Although Patraeus cited his resignation as strictly "personal reasons" surrounding the affair, the move comes amid the unfolding scrutiny surrounding the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya including the CIA, in which as a director he's been set to testify at hearings next week.

All In: The Education of General David Petraeus is the first book by Ms. Paula Broadwell, a West Point graduate (1995) with advanced degrees in public policy, international security, and war studies. "All In..." grew out of her dissertation on transformational leadership and organizational innovation, using Gen Petraeus as a case study, wrote one reviews of the book. Paula Broadwell photos was part of the case study with then the General which bring her to fields of Afghanistan and Iraq.

When someone imagine the number of large scale battles that General David Petraeus has led, it’s funny to see that he fell by a weapon no one is immune from, the Cupid’s Arrow. Afterall even the mighty Napoleon who changed the map of Europe by commanding 45,000 troops and 200 cannon fell in love to Polish Countess Walewska, which is the famous Napoleon's Mistress.

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Petraeus biographer Paula Broadwell, that wrote the book All In: The Education of General David Petraeus. (Photo Amazon.com)
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