Former CIA director and retired Gen. David Petraeus during his address Tuesday at the University of Southern California.
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March 27, 2013 The former CIA director stepped out of the shadows to express "how deeply I regret — and apologize for — the circumstances that led to my resignation from the CIA and caused such pain for my family, friends and supporters." An extramarital affair led to his resignation.
Marine Corps Gen. John Allen in March 2012.
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February 19, 2013 He had been on track to be the top NATO commander in Europe. But the White House says Allen needs to "address health issues within his family." Allen was recently cleared of wrongdoing related to email messages he exchanged with a Florida woman.
January 23, 2013 Allen's nomination was put on hold after he was entangled in the extramarital affair scandal that led to the resignation of CIA Chief David Petraeus.
Marine Gen. John Allen.
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January 22, 2013 Allen was implicated in the scandal when an investigation found potentially inappropriate emails sent by Allen. The investigation by the Inspector General found the allegations were "unsubstantiated."
Jill Kelley outside her home in Tampa last November.
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January 22, 2013 When the FBI looked into threatening emails Kelley had received, the investigation led to the uncovering of then-CIA Director Petraeus' affair with Broadwell. Kelley has now spoken publicly for the first time, to The Daily Beast.
Paula Broadwell in July 2011.
December 18, 2012 Paula Broadwell, whose affair with retired Gen. David Petraeus led to his resignation from the post of CIA director, will not face federal charges related to the alleged cyberstalking of another woman, according to a letter sent by the Justice Department to Broadwell's attorney.
November 14, 2012 Through a lawyer, Allen, who is ensnared in the sex scandal that forced the resignation of the CIA chief, said he hopes to answer questions "as completely and quickly as possible."
President Obama at the White House last week.
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November 14, 2012 A week ago, the affair that led to the CIA director's resignation wasn't a story. Now, it's almost surely to be a subject at the president's first post-election news conference. Should it be?
Then-Army Gen. David Petraeus (left) and Marine Corps Gen. John Allen in August, 2011.
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November 14, 2012 The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan has been caught up in the scandal surrounding former CIA Director David Petraeus. But the Pentagon chief cautioned today that Allen may not have done anything inappropriate.
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November 13, 2012 The stunning resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus, a retired 4-star general, has been followed by an investigation into potentially inappropriate communications between Gen. John Allen and a woman in Tampa.
Then-Gen. David Petraeus in mid-2011, just before he became CIA director.
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November 13, 2012 The investigation into the former CIA director's extramarital affair has now ensnared the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan. Investigators found thousands of communications between Gen. John Allen and a Tampa woman. He says they were not inappropriate. The sordid story is getting confusing.
November 12, 2012 Paula Broadwell wrote a biography of Petraeus. She is also a major in the Army Reserve who focuses on counterterrorism issues and has access to some secret information. Broadwell and Petraeus have reportedly told investigators he did not give her any classified information.
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.
November 12, 2012 While FBI agents reportedly uncovered the CIA director's extramarital affair during the summer, no one outside the Justice Department was told until he resigned on Friday. Investigators did not think the affair had compromised national security, news outlets report.
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Former Central Intelligence Agency Director, David Petraeus, in Sept. 2011.
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November 9, 2012 Petraeus has been married for 37 years and said "such behavior is unacceptable." Petraeus retired from the Army as a four-star general to become the CIA chief in September of 2011.
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