- By Thomas E. RicksThomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Long after the ashes of the scandal have grown cold, the government turned over to the Washington Post some of Jill Kelley’s e-mails to the top brass at Central Command.
Which reminded me of a thought I had as I read James Risen’s recent book, which though not particularly well written has a lot of good stuff in it. At one point, he mentions some contracting scandals at SOCOM that were being investigated. SOCOM, of course, is co-located with CENTCOM at MacDill Air Force Base. This made me wonder if the FBI, probing those, stumbled across General Petraeus’ relationship with Paula Broadwell.