The FBI, the CIA and Now, the Pentagon

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Image-for-WWLA.jpgDefense Secretary Leon Panetta says one of the women associated with former CIA Director David Petraeus exchanged tens of thousands of pages of e-mails with General John Allen, Commander of US and NATO troops in Afghanistan, nominated to be Commander of NATO in Europe. At the White House briefing today, press secretary Jay Carney expressed the President's admiration for the job Allen had done in Afghanistan, acknowledging that "at the request of the Secretary of Defense, the President has put on hold General Allen's nomination as Supreme Allied Commander Europe pending the investigation of General Allen's conduct by the Department of Defense IG." Is the nation at risk?  Is it really about the hubris of powerful men, designing women and Washington politics?


Scott Shane - New York Times - @ScottShaneNYT, Jane Mayer - New Yorker - @JaneMayerNYer, Paul Pillar - Georgetown University / Brookings Institution - @GeorgetownCSS, Adam Entous - Washington Post - @adamentous

Warren Olney

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