Paula Broadwell


A man reads biographer Paula Broadwell's book 'All In: The Education... News PhotoAdult,Book,Government,Manassas,Men,Paula Broadwell,Politics,Reading,USA,Vertical,VirginiaPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPA man reads biographer Paula Broadwell's book 'All In: The Education of General David Petraeus,' in Manassas, Virginia, on November 13, 2012. Petraeus’ surprise resignation as CIA director on Friday resulting from an extramarital affair has now spiraled into a complicated story of infidelity, intrigue and politics. Petraeus’ admission of an extramarital affair quickly led to his biographer, Paula Broadwell, and an examination of her relationship with the decorated war hero. The length of the FBI’s investigation of “menacing” emails sent to Petraeus’ family friend Jill Kelley, and the timing of the announcement of his departure from the Obama administration fueled conspiracy theories. Then Gen. John Allen, Petraeus’ successor as military commander in Afghanistan, was embroiled in the scandal, accused by U.S. officials of sending “inappropriate” emails to Kelley. AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)