Petraeus Could Be Court-Martialed


petraeusIf former CIA Director David Petraeus’ scandal took place while serving the US military, he could face heavy criminal charges. The former general claims it began after he left the military.

Petraeus began working as CIA director on Sept. 6, 2011, and claims his scandal began shortly thereafter and several months after retiring from the Army in August 2011.

If Petraeus had indeed carried out the scandal while serving the Army, he could face charges under Article 134 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice and even face a prison sentence.

The code states that it is “clearly unacceptable conduct, and it reflects adversely on the service record of the military member,” thereby bringing discredit to the armed forces. The extent of the discredit, and therefore the extent of the punishment, depends in part on the subject’s status, military rank, grade and position. As a four-star general, Petraeus could face severe punishments, including dishonorable discharge, forfeiture of all pay and allowances and one year imprisonment.

The military weighs the damage done to its reputation as an organization before making decisions on a punishment.

Although Petraeus insists his scandal began two months after he became the CIA director, others doubt that.

As Congress investigates the affair and demands more information, the timeline of events could become clarified and determine the fate of the now-retired general. Any evidence linking his scandal to his career in the Army could change the narrative of the scandal.

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  1. I don’t get it. Bill Clinton did the same when he was running for the office of president of the United States of America, and the only thing that happened to him was that he had to serve two terms in the White House!!

  2. they will find out.
    If he has to get all those punishments: it was his choice to take that chance. He needed to find out the price of immorality. How sad. he could have had a nice vacation with his family. Now he: brought possible large punishment to himself, publicly and privately humiliated his family (and if he has his own parents alive) and more. It is irreparable. Tragic. Even if it was after he was in the Army, it is still known to the world, and it is just pathetic. Like Clinton.

  3. One cannot say “his scandal began” or “scandal took place”. If you don’t want to write out what he did, you can say “his scandalous behavior began/started”.

  4. I think it’s very important to be cognizant of the fact that this happened in order to silence Petraeus – in order to make sure Petraeus wouldn’t destroy Obama on his dumb and stupid policies in Libya. Petraeus was scheduled to testify in the Senate this week about Libya. Obama needed him to be silenced. Since Eisov, many people have done what he did on a much larger scale including Clinton and JFK. As President, they had ALL the sensitive information, even more than a CIA director.

    Just look up how hitler YM”Sh did it. Get rid of anyone in your way….. Like O did to Anthony Wiener, like he did to Hilary Clinton….