Scandal highlights the strains of modern war
The humiliation of retired General David Petraeus, the CIA director, has just begun, and so have the conpsiracy theories. In the end, it’s a sex scandal, but it could be a teachable moment. The ruin of Petraeus can be seen through another lens, even though it probably won’t be. And that is as a wider, cautionary tale about our modern military after a decade of perpetual war and multiple deployments. We are asking too much.