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  • For all we've learned, Petraeus story still doesn't add up

    For all we've learned, Petraeus story still doesn't add up
    Like a set of Russian dolls, in which each doll contains a slightly smaller version of itself hidden inside, the sex scandal that forced CIA Director David Petraeus from office last week seems full of secret compartments that have yet to be revealed.
  • General Allen was leader at Naval Academy

    General Allen was leader at Naval Academy
    When Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen overheard a platoon of first-year midshipmen at the Naval Academy shout "kill" during training one summer day a decade ago, he ordered the word expunged from their vocabulary. The then-commandant explained that...

    When did General Allen find time to run the war?

    The Sun notes that the "the FBI had discovered between 20,000 and 30,000 'potentially inappropriate' e-mails between [Jill] Kelley and General John R. Allen" ("Pieces of a puzzle," Nov. 14). Who was running the war in Afghanistan? This commander,...

    Generals' indiscretions have real consequences for U.S. policy

    Gens. John Allen and David Petraeus have been stupid in their misuse of technology, for a flirtation in the case of the former and an affair in the case of the latter ("Pieces of a puzzle," Nov. 14). As philanderers, these two men are abject failures, and...

    Hubris led to the downfall of Petraeus, Allen

    It's amazing that the men who ran the CIA and the war in Afghanistan had so much time on their hands ("Pieces of a puzzle," Nov. 14). The indiscretions of former CIA Director David Petraeus and Gen. John Allen are an embarrassment. I hate to think what...