Gen. Petraeus' Affair: The Fallout

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Last week, General David Petraeus resigned as director of the CIA after admitting to an affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell. The scandal has resulted in a media firestorm, with politicians asking why the White House wasn't notified sooner and questioning whether Broadwell had access to classified information. Should General Petraeus have stepped down? We'll get the latest on the scandal, and what it means for the Obama administration and the intelligence community.


Thomas Ricks, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author of books including "The Gamble: General David Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2006-2008," senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security and contributing editor at Foreign Policy magazine. Ricks will be speaking tonight (Nov. 14) at the Marine Memorial Club at 6:30 pm and on Thursday (Nov. 15) at Book Passage in Corte Madera at 7 pm.

Scott Shane, reporter with The New York Times' Washington bureau

Jane Wales, president and CEO of the World Affairs Council and former senior director of the National Security Council