About Paula Broadwell:
Paula Dean Broadwell is an American writer, academic and former military officer. Broadwell is known for her role in the extramarital affair that ended the career of David Petraeus as the director of the CIA. Broadwell sent anonymous threats to Dr. Scott Kelley and his wife Jill, a woman with military and diplomatic connections, who reported the threats to authorities. The FBI investigation into Broadwell ultimately ended Petraeus' term as CIA director and resulted in the revocation of Broadwell's security clearance. Charges against Broadwell were dropped, but according to the Army, a separate investigation was launched after the discovery of unauthorized classified documents in Broadwell's possession during the initial FBI investigation.
I introduced myself to then-Lieutenant General Petraeus and told him about my research interests; he gave me his card and offered to put me in touch with other researchers and service members working on the same issues.Paula Broadwell
A few months into my research, General Petraeus, who was then leading Central Command, invited me to go for a run with him and his team along the Potomac River during one of his visits to Washington. I figured I could interview him while we ran.Paula Broadwell
I grew up in a strong faith-based family. I think I have selected to return to those roots for strength, for my family, for myself and to protect our children and to forgive others and move on and face forward.Paula Broadwell
I was driven when I was younger. Driven at West Point where it was much more competitive in that women were competing with men on many levels, and I was driven in the military and at Harvard, both competitive environments.Paula Broadwell