Then-Army Gen. David Petraeus (left) and Marine Corps Gen. John Allen in August, 2011. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Journalist Tom Ricks talks with NPR's Steve Inskeep on 'Morning Edition'
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Then-Gen. David Petraeus in mid-2011, just before he became CIA director. Barbara Sax/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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David Petraeus, while he was the top commander of U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan, and Paula Broadwell in July 2011. He resigned from his post as CIA director because of an extramarital affair they had. ISAF/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Tom Gjelten reporting on 'Morning Edition'
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CIA Director Petraeus Resigns, Citing Extramarital Affair
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