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Kevin Cullen

Scandal highlights the strains of modern war

And so, just in time for Veterans Day, one of the nation’s most distinguished and decorated veterans of the Army is shown to have feet of clay.

The humiliation of retired General David Petraeus has just begun. So, too, have the conspiracy theories. It seems awfully suspicious and perhaps convenient that CIA director Petraeus exits, stage left, just before he was supposed to testify this week before a congressional committee probing the killings in Libya of US Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other men, including Glen Doherty, a former Navy SEAL from Winchester.

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