Paula Dean Kranz Broadwell (born November 9, 1972) is an American writer, academic, and anti-terrorism professional. She is the co-author with Vernon Loeb of the The New York Times Best Seller,
"All In: The Education of General David Petraeus", a biography of then International Security Assistance Force commander David Petraeus. On November 9, 2012, she was reported to have been involved in the extramarital affair with Petraeus that triggered his resignation as Director of the CIA when it was discovered by the FBI.
Paula Broadwell: Early life and education
Broadwell grew up in Bismarck, North Dakota, and attended Century High School, where she was homecoming queen, valedictorian of the class of 1991, and an All-State basketball player.
Broadwell graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1995.
She majored in political geography and ranked first in her class for overall fitness.
She earned a master's degree in international security from the University of Denver's Josef Korbel School of International Studies in 2006.
She earned a Master of Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 2008.
She is a "Research Associate" in the Kennedy School's Center for Public Leadership Fellows. In 2008, she entered the Ph.D. program at Department of War Studies at King's College London.
She is most known as the biographer and mistress of General David Patraeus, Former Director of the CIA, who resigned because of his affair with Paula Broadwell.
Paula Broadwell Career
She served in the United States Army and the United States Army Reserve. She was promoted to lieutenant colonel in the Reserves in August 2012.
She was Deputy Director of the Jebsen Center for Counter-Terrorism Studies at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. She also worked with the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force.
Broadwell met Petraeus in 2006 when he was a speaker at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She was a graduate student at the time. According to the Charlotte Observer, she told him about her research interests after he spoke.
He handed her his card and offered his help. She began a doctoral dissertation that included a case study of his leadership, with Petraeus fully cooperating. She co-authored a biography of Petraeus, All In: The Education of General David Petraeus, with Vernon Loeb that was published in January 2012.
Broadwell has also written for the New York Times and the Boston Globe. Her public speaking engagements have included addressing a group of Republican women in October 2012 organized by the then Colorado House Majority Leader Amy Stephens.
Paula Broadwell Personal life
Broadwell is married to Scott Broadwell, an interventional radiologist who graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine in 1996. They reside in Charlotte, North Carolina and have two young sons.
Paula Broadwell Extramarital affair with General David Petraeus
In or about May 2012, Jill Kelley, a social liaison to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, began to receive what she considered to be threatening and harassing emails. She contacted the FBI, who traced the emails to Broadwell.
The emails reportedly indicated that Broadwell suspected Kelley of starting an affair with General David Petraeus, who was a friend of Kelley's.
Although the sending of the emails was deemed to be insufficient grounds for a criminal charge, the FBI called Broadwell in for questioning, at which time she admitted to the affair with Petraeus.
Broadwell turned over her computer, classified documents were found, which led
to further FBI scrutiny of her relationship with Petraeus. Classified documents were found on her computer.
Although Petraeus was not identified as the provider of the documents, the affair was revealed in early November 2012 and was cited by Petraeus as the reason for his resignation on November 9.
The FBI returned to her home the evening of November 13, 2012 for more confiscating of her belongings, seeking perhaps evidence that Patraeus had a breach of security with Benghazi and the four dead Americans.
Broadwell spoke at a University in Denver, and revealed information about the Benghazi scandal, revealing information that no one else knew - not even those holding th Congressional hearings. It seems Patraeus may have revealed private information to the mistress that he withheld from Congress.
This prompted the FBI return to her home, and the facts of it all are not known
Paula Broadwell: References:
1. ^ a b Shane, Scott; Stolberg, Sheryl Gay (10 November 2012). "A Brilliant Career With a Meteoric Rise and an Abrupt Fall". The New York Times. Retrieved 11 November 2012. "Ms. Broadwell, who was born while Mr. Petraeus was a West Point cadet and turned 40 on Friday, ..."
2. ^ Grossman, Samantha (12 November 2012). "Paula Broadwell, David Petraeus’ Biographer and Alleged Mistress". Time Magazine.
3. ^ a b c Shear, Michael, D. (November 9, 2012). "Woman Linked to Petraeus Is a West Point Graduate and Lifelong High Achiever." New York Times
4. ^ a b c d "Paula Broadwell (MA ’06)". Alumni Relations. University of Denver. Retrieved 11 November 2012.
5. ^ "Bestsellers February 26, 2012". New York Times. 26 February 2012. Retrieved 11 November 2012.
6. ^ Stein, Jeff (10 November 2012). "Covert Affairs: A short history of spies and their sex scandals.". Foreign Affairs. Retrieved 11 November 2012.
7. ^ Morella, Michael (February 17, 2012). "General David Petraeus's Leadership and Legacy".U.S. News & World Report.
8. ^ Kaplan, Fred (November 8, 2012). "Petraeus Resigns Over Affair With Biographer". Slate. Retrieved November 8, 2012. "The woman with whom Gen. David Petraeus was having an affair is Paula Broadwell, the author of a recent hagiographic book about him, All In: The Education of General David Petraeus."
9. ^ Barney, Madison (January 30, 2012). Bismarck native profiles Gen. David Petraeus in new book. Bismarck Tribune
10. ^ Gross,an, Samantha (November 12, 2012). Paula Broadwell, David Petraeus’ Biographer and Alleged Mistress. Time
11. ^ Paula Broadwell (MA '06). via University of Denver
12. ^ Davidson, Joanne (June 17, 2004). Back-to-back accolades for DU's Ritchie. Denver Post
13. ^ Broadwell, Paula (August 30, 2005). Iraq's doomed police training. Boston Globe
14. ^ David Petraeus: Paula Broadwell, Jill Kelley, the Story Behind the Women Who Brought Down CIA Head
15. ^ Paula D Broadwell student page via King's College London
16. ^ Rothacker, Rick (11 November 2012). "Petraeus relationship leads to book, scandal for Broadwell". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 11 November 2012.
17. ^ a b c d e f Kelley, Pam (24 January 2012). "Charlotte author chronicles Gen. Petraeus' war career". Charlotte Observer. Retrieved 11 November 2012.
18. ^ Broadwell, Paula with Vernon Loeb (2012). All In: The Education of General David Petraeus.Penguin, ISBN 9781101552308
19. ^ Broadwell, Paula (October 20, 2009). "Women at War". New York Times.
20. ^ Broadwell, Paula (December 12, 2006). "The growing role of women in terrorism". Boston Globe.
21. ^ GOP women highlighted in splashy soiree The Denver Post: 'The Spot' for Politics and Policy blog 10 October 2012
22. ^ Eli Stokols, Colorado lawmaker recalls Paula Broadwell at GOP fundraiser KDVR Denver, 12 November 2012
23. ^ a b c d Horwitz, Sari (10 November 2012). "FBI probe of Petraeus triggered by e-mail threats from biographer, officials say". Washington Post. Retrieved 11 November 2012.
24. ^ FBI Scrutinized on Petraeus: Complaints by Female Social Planner Led to Email Trail That Undid CIA Chief The Wall Street Journal 11 November 2012
25. ^ Stenovec, Timothy. "Paula Broadwell, David Petraeus Biographer, Reportedly Woman Involved In CIA Director's Affair". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
Paula Broadwell via Penguin Speakers Bureau
Paula Broadwell via Century High School Hall of Fame
Paula Broadwell via Aspen Ideas Festival
Paula Broadwell at the Internet Movie Database
Broadwell and Vernon Loeb discussing All In at Politics and Prose bookstore, February 6, 2012