David Petraeus

Contrite ex-CIA chief Petraeus flags a return to public life

Former CIA director and retired general David H. Petraeus speaks at the University of Southern California. Photo: Reuters

Former CIA chief General David Petraeus said sorry on Tuesday for the “mistake” which triggered his resignation last year, in his first public speech since quitting due to an extra-marital affair.

Thursday, 28 March, 2013, 3:04am

Socialite accuses Petreaus mistress of blackmail

Paula Broadwell, left, and Jill Kelley. Photo: AP

Jill Kelley, the Florida socialite involved in the scandal that led to David Petraeus’ resignation as CIA director, said Paula Broadwell tried to “blackmail" her.

23 Jan 2013 - 12:56pm

Briefs, December 20, 2012

Robert Bork. Photo: AFP

Robert Bork, whose failed 1980s nomination to the US Supreme Court helped draw the modern boundaries of cultural fights over abortion, civil rights and other issues, has died. He was 85. Brilliant, blunt and piercingly witty, Bork had a long career in politics and the law that took him from respected academic to a totem of conservative grievance.

20 Dec 2012 - 3:57am

Fox News boss offered to set up Petraeus run for White House

Ex-CIA chief David Petraeus. Photo: AFP

An audio tape has emerged revealing how Fox News chief Roger Ailes tried to convince General David Petraeus to run for the US presidency.

The tape includes reference to an offer for Ailes to quit Fox to run the campaign, which Fox owner Rupert Murdoch would bankroll.

6 Dec 2012 - 6:02am

Sister defends socialite at heart of Petraeus scandal

Natalie Khawam. Photo: AFP

The sister of the Florida socialite who inadvertently triggered the FBI probe that brought down CIA chief David Petraeus on Tuesday defended both her twin and the former general.

21 Nov 2012 - 1:34pm

Who said it?

Roy Tang Yun-kwong

I find that the rate of giving in Hong Kong runs in reverse to the economic situation

RTHK chief Roy Tang Yun-kwong at the launch of this year's Operation Santa Claus appeal


Hong Kong artists have long been overshadowed by mainland artists. Few realise we have a lot of good artists locally

21 Nov 2012 - 3:57am

Paula Broadwell, ex-CIA chief Petraeus' lover, 'devastated by guilt'

Paula Broadwell

Speaking through her brother, the ex-lover of fallen CIA chief David Petraeus has broken her silence on the affair that led to his downfall, saying she is "filled with guilt and shame".

Paula Broadwell and her husband, Scott, were captured by TV cameras returning to their North Carolina home on Sunday after staying at her brother's house in Washington since the scandal broke.

21 Nov 2012 - 3:05am

Petraeus lover ‘filled with guilt and shame’

Paula Broadwell returned home to Charlotte on Sunday after more than a week being hounded by media while staying at her brother's home in Washington. Photo: AP

Speaking through her brother, the ex-lover of fallen CIA chief David Petraeus has broken her silence on the affair that led to his downfall, saying she is “filled with guilt and shame”.

20 Nov 2012 - 9:28am

Obama told of Petraeus scandal pre-election, official suggests

The head of the US House Intelligence Committee has suggested President Barack Obama might have known about former CIA director David Petraeus' extra-marital affair before the November election.

20 Nov 2012 - 4:18am

White House denies David Petraeus' claim on consulate attack in Libya

The White House denied having heavily edited talking points to UN ambassador Susan Rice about the deadly attacks on a US mission in Libya to remove references to terrorism.

19 Nov 2012 - 3:42am

Who said it?

Jill Kelley

I have Petraeus and Allen both e-mailing me about getting this dealt with

Florida socialite Jill Kelley, embroiled in scandal that saw David Petraeus resign as CIA chief, wrote to Tampa mayor about a DJ's offensive remarks on the Koran


We must be a tool to serve the government. We are not a chit-chat unit or a playgroup

18 Nov 2012 - 3:48am

A Bad Week for … , November 18, 2012

General John Allen

General John Allen

18 Nov 2012 - 3:48am

Jill Kelley a professional schmoozer of US military men

From left: Natalie Khawam, David Petraeus, Scott and Jill Kelley, and Holly Petraeus smile for the camera at a party thrown at the Kelleys' Tampa mansion, which the couple used to establish themselves. Photo: AP

When Florida radio personality Bubba the Love Sponge claimed he would "deep fat fry a Koran" in response to deadly protests over US troops accidentally burning the Muslim holy book in Afghanistan Jill Kelley was enraged.

The socialite now embroiled in the scandal that brought down former CIA director David Petraeus, fired an e-mail to the Mayor of Tampa in March.

18 Nov 2012 - 3:11am

David Petraeus is latest US military officer to engineer his own downfall

Illustration: Craig Stephens

The sex scandal that punctured the image of America's most admired general, David Petraeus, is just the latest in a litany of cases of misconduct plaguing the US top brass, and raises questions about a military that is venerated but isolated from civilian society.

18 Nov 2012 - 4:33am

David Petraeus faces US Congress over attack on consulate in Libya

Reporters wait outside the "Restricted Access-Secure Room" as the House Intelligence Committee conducts a hearing on Benghazi with testimony by former CIA director David Petreaus. Photo: AFP

Former CIA director David Petraeus said yesterday he believed all along that the deadly September 11 assault on the US consulate in Libya was a terrorist attack, a lawmaker said, as the ex-general faced Congress for the first time since he resigned over an extra-marital affair.

17 Nov 2012 - 2:41am