April 7, 2013 |
Gen. David Petraeus, who retired from the Army in 2011 after commanding U.S. and coalition forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, was director of the CIA from September 2011 to November 2012. Michael O'Hanlon is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and most recently the author of " Healing the Wounded Giant ," on U.S. defense spending. As politicians in Washington focus on reining in America's worrisome deficit, they tend to have attitudes of doom and gloom. They convey fears of shortchanging future generations, overtaxing workers,...
March 27, 2013 |
LOS ANGELES — In his first public speech since resigning as head of the CIA, David Petraeus apologized for the extramarital affair that "caused such pain for my family, friends and supporters. " The hero of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars struck a somber, apologetic tone as he spoke to about 600 people, including his wife and many uniformed and decorated veterans, at the University of Southern California's annual ROTC dinner on Tuesday night. "I know...
March 26, 2013 |
I t took only a few years in the Senate woodshed, and now the political rehabilitation of Sen. David Vitter looks complete . Our colleague Paul Kane on Tuesday had Vitter back in the good graces of voters and colleagues alike. Who can forget how his number showed up in the notorious black book of the "D.C. Madam," causing the Louisiana Republican to admit before the cameras a "very serious sin"? Apparently, quite a few folks. But the senator's reversal of fortune isn't unique.
December 28, 2012 |
At the start of the year, retired Gen. David H. Petraeus was flying high. He was the director of the CIA and was often mentioned as a prospective presidential candidate. He was the most recognized and heralded general of his generation, the subject of many adoring news stories and books. He had been the hero of the Iraq war, turning around an apparent disaster with the troop surge. And in 2010, he was called in to take over the Afghan war after Gen. Stanley McChrystal's dismissal.
December 18, 2012 |
We've known that Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson has been planning her exit from the Cabinet, and now we hear she's exploring that well-worn path from government-officialdom to academia. Jackson is talking to some university officials, we're told, and her name is among those being floated as possible candidates for the presidency of Princeton, the institution where she got a graduate engineering degree. University President Shirley Tilghman (Princeton's first female chief)
December 3, 2012
On April 16, 2011, Fox News contributor Kathleen T. McFarland met with Gen. David H. Petraeus, who was then head of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan. Below is an edited transcript of a portion of the conversation in which the two discuss Petraeus's future, his views of the news media and his reaction to the suggestion by Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes that he run for president. (Full story: Fox News chief's failed attempt to enlist Petraeus as presidential candidate)