DAVID PETRAEUS

  • Have no proof of security breach against Petraeus: Obama November 15, 2012

    US President Barack Obama played down fears of a breach in national security due to General Petraeus's extramarital affair that forced David Petraeus to quit as CIA chief. ...
  • No evidence of security breach due to scandal: Obama November 15, 2012

    Washington: US President Barack Obama on Wednesday said that he has seen no evidence that national security was threatened by the widening sex scandal that ensnared his former CIA director and top military commander in Afghanistan. In his first post election news conference, Obama also reaffirmed his belief that the US...
  • Petraeus scandal widens, snares another US commander November 14, 2012

    Washington: The scandal involving former CIA Director David Petraeus widened on Tuesday as US defense officials said they were looking into "flirtatious" emails between General John Allen, the top US commander in Afghanistan, and a woman at the center of the affair. Defense Department officials said they were sifting through...
  • Petraeus' successor in Afghanistan linked to scandal November 13, 2012

    Perth: In a new twist to the Gen David Petraeus sex scandal, the Pentagon said on Tuesday that the top American commander in Afghanistan, General John Allen, is under investigation for alleged "inappropriate communications" with a woman who is said to have received threatening emails from Paula Broadwell, the woman...
  • US: FBI agents search house of Petraeus' former mistress November 13, 2012

    North Carolina: FBI agents searched the North Carolina house of Paula Broadwell on Monday, signaling renewed activity in the investigation that revealed her extramarital affair with CIA Director David Petraeus that led to his resignation. Agents entered the house in Charlotte, North Carolina, carrying boxes around 9:00 p.m. (0200 GMT Tuesday)...
  • Identity of second woman emerges in Petraeus's downfall November 12, 2012

    Washington: New details emerged on Sunday about the extramarital affair that abruptly ended the career of CIA chief David Petraeus, including the identity of a second woman whose complaints about harassing emails from the woman with whom he had the relationship, Paula Broadwell, prompted an FBI investigation. A person familiar...
  • Paula Broadwell: the woman behind Petraeus's exit from CIA November 10, 2012

    CIA Director David Petraeus resigned abruptly following reports of an extramarital affair with a journalist. In a letter to the CIA, Petraeus acknowledged poor judgement in carrying on the affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell while in Afghanistan. He admitted it was unacceptable behaviour. For the director of the CIA, being...
  • Petraeus, star on battlefield, felled at CIA by affair November 10, 2012

    Washington: David Petraeus was a star on the battlefield, commanding the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, but was undone by "poor judgment" in engaging in an extramarital affair that led to his downfall as CIA director. Just two days after his 60th birthday, Petraeus stepped down from the spy agency where...
  • CIA Director resigns, admits extramarital affair November 10, 2012

    Washington: CIA Director David Petraeus resigned as head of the main US spy agency on Friday, saying he had engaged in an extramarital affair and acknowledging that he "showed extremely poor judgment." In a letter to the CIA workforce, Petraeus, 60, said that he met with President Barack Obama at...
  • 'Osama wanted Illyas Kashmiri to target Obama' May 4, 2012

    Washington: Osama bin Laden had planned to kill US President Barack Obama and General David Petraeus, who then was the top US commander in Afghanistan, and had issued instructions to Illyas Kashmiri to set up two units to target planes carrying them. According to the documents seized from the Abbottabad safehouse...
  • Pakistan causing problems in Afghanistan: US February 3, 2012

    Washington: Doubting the "willingness" of Pakistan to go after the militant groups enjoying sanctuary in the country, a top US intelligence official has said these elements have caused major problems for the Afghan and coalition forces working for a "new" Afghanistan. "We should be cautious in what we anticipate in terms...
  • Indian interest in Afghanistan legitimate: US Gen July 1, 2010

    Washington: General David Petraeus, set to be the top commander in Afghanistan, has said that the US would work with both Pakistan and India, as New Delhi without question has a legitimate interest in the region. In efforts to bring about reconciliation in Afghanistan, the US was with both Afghanistan and...
  • 'India has legitimate interest in Afghanistan' June 30, 2010

    Washington: Strongly refuting the Pakistani claim that India has no role in Afghanistan, new US Commander General David Petraeus has said that New Delhi has a legitimate interest in the region. "India has legitimate interests in this region," Gen Petraeus said in response to a question at his confirmation hearing for...
  • US General vows 'relentless' pursuit of Taliban June 30, 2010

    Washington: A Senate panel has approved the nomination of Gen David Petraeus to be the top US commander in Afghanistan after he assured lawmakers he would continue "relentless" pursuit of the Taliban. The full Senate is expected to vote on Wednesday on the confirmation of Petraeus, named by President Barack Obama...
  • US top commander in Afghanistan shown the door June 24, 2010

    On Wednesday, US President Barack Obama sacked General Stanley McChrystal for his comments against civilian leaders. ...
  • Gen Petraeus to head NATO forces in Afghanistan June 24, 2010

    Washington: President Barack Obama fired his top Afghanistan commander on Wednesday over inflammatory comments that enraged the White House, and vowed not to let the military shakeup undermine the US war effort. In an extraordinary turn of events, Obama called General Stanley McChrystal on the carpet at the White House, relieved...
  • 'Pak considers India greater threat than al Qaeda' October 7, 2009

    Washington: The Pakistani leadership and its spy agency ISI still consider India as its greatest threat, even greater than the Taliban and Al Qaeda terrorists, a stance that affects US strategy in the region, says a top US military commander. "It is important to note that India is still seen as...
  • US gives Pakistan 2week deadline to finish Taliban May 1, 2009

    New Delhi: The US has served an ultimatum to the Zardari government. Top US General, General David Petraeus who is the head of the US Central Command has hinted at direct action from his country if Pakistan doesn't destroy the Taliban within two weeks. The stern warning from General...
  • Extremists could take down Pak, says top US commander April 2, 2009

    New Delhi: Is Pakistan on the verge of a complete collapse? Top US commander General David Petraeus seems to think so. Concerned with the rise in terror attacks in Pakistan, Petraeus has warned that extremists could threaten the country's very existence. He presented a grim picture to a Senate Panel overnight...
  • Pak journo to advise US panel on subcontinent November 7, 2008

    New Delhi: Pakistani journalist Ahmed Rashid has been appointed as a consultant on a panel set up by General David Petraeus, the Chief of US Central Command. The panel will review US strategy in the subcontinent. Rashid is expected to argue on the need for international intervention on Kashmir. He believes that Pakistan's...
  • US may pull out troops from Iraq within 10 months September 5, 2008

    Baghdad: US commander in Iraq General David Petraeus said Thursday he would call for the pullout of US troops from Baghdad within 10 months because of declining violence in the Iraqi capital. Petraeus told reporters in Baghdad that he recommended the withdrawal of troops from Baghdad in a report to be...
  • Bush orders troop cutback but US won't leave Iraq September 14, 2007

    Washington: US President George W Bush has endorsed the recommendation of his top general on withdrawing some troops from Iraq. Bush on Thursday ordered gradual troop reductions in Iraq but defied calls for a dramatic change of course, telling warweary Americans the US military role there will stretch beyond his presidency. Trying...