NEWS: The Petraeus scandal

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Last week Petraeus resigned from his CIA post after admitting to an extra-marital affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell.  Revelations in the scandal have since widened to include U.S. Army General. David Allen and Jill Kelley, a friend of the Petraeus family.

A well regarded member of the U.S. military and intelligence community, Petraeus assumed leadership of the CIA in September of 2011. Prior to his work with the agency, he served for 27 years in the United States Army – a term that included several four-star assignments.

Petreaus married his wife Holly Knowlton not long after his graduation from West Point in 1974. They have two children.

NEWS, RETROSPECTIVE: New report exposes CIA, LSD connection

From Time:

Before LSD escaped the lab and was evangelized by hippies, the U.S. government was secretly testing the effects of the drug on hundreds of unsuspecting American civilians and military personnel. In a must-read feature on newly unclassified material on the Central Intelligence Agency’s covert operation, the MK-ULTRA program, which ran from 1953 to 1964, SF Weekly fully exposes the bizarre world of the CIA’s unethical drug tests.  The utterly-unbelievable-but-true story involved using hookers to lure in unwitting johns for undisclosed testing, narcotics agents who slipped drugs into drinks, and a U.S. marshal who held up a San Francisco bar not knowing he was high on acid.

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