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Petraeus’s fall: a confusion of leadership with conquest the seems to bedevil only men

Reflecting on retired General David Petraeus’s resignation as director of the CIA, Kevin Cullen offers a thoughtful exploration of the tremendous stress that repeated deployment to hostile war-torn areas places on individuals and their marriages (“Scandal highlights the strains of modern war,” Page A2, Nov. 11).

Despite those arguments, I find myself marveling at yet another prominent man apparently unable to control his impulses in order to uphold his vow of marital fidelity.

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