Who is Paula Broadwell? Broadwell is a research associate at Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership and a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London. Broadwell was raised in North Dakota but moved to Charlotte more than three years ago with her husband, a radiologist, and their two young sons. She first met General David Petraeus in 2006 when he gave a speech at the Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Broadwell is a graduate of West Point, and is an army reservist who has worked or lived in more than 60 countries.
When word of the affair between Paula Broadwell and General Petraeus, many people who knew them were shocked. Broadwell worked closely with Petraeus as she co-authored a glowing biography of the general titled “All In." Apparently, David Petraeus did indeed go “All In" as they maintained an affair that eventually brought him down, forcing him to resign his office as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Does the fact we are at war with an enemy in a conflict that heavily involves the CIA in both combat an intelligence-gathering outweigh the supposed security risk of the CIA Director cheating on his wife?