Op-Ed: Petraeus Affair Teaches A Valuable Lesson

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Read Fred Kaplan's Slate piece "A General Lesson."

Gen. David Petraeus resigned as director of the Central Intelligence Agency after admitting to an extramarital affair, with his biographer Paula Broadwell. In his "War Stories" column for Slate, Fred Kaplan wrote that this case shows "the danger of getting too close to the swooning sirens of would-be intellectual proteges."

Correction Nov. 13, 2012

Our guest misstated the name of the center commanded by Maj. Gen. H.R. McMaster. It is the Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning, Ga.

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