Abraham Wagner, an Affiliate of SIWPS and a Senior Research Scholar at the Center for Advanced Studies on Terrorism, has written a blog post for the Huffington Post on the decision by Director of Central Intelligence David Petraeus to resign his post following the revelation of an extramarital affair. Dr. Wagner argues that neither moral nor national-security considerations were sufficient to make the resignation necessary—in fact, if the CIA disqualified all employees who have had affairs, “Langley would likely look like a ghost town.”

Dr. Wagner’s article is available at the Huffington Post Politics site.