Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter is now thinking of retroactively taking away one or two of Gen. David Petraeus’ four stars. The potential demotion in rank, opposed by the Army, is intended as further punishment for the misdemeanor to which he pleaded guilty last year. Columnist Victor Davis Hanson says Petraeus has been hammered enough.
Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter is now thinking of retroactively taking away one or two of Gen. David Petraeus’ four stars. The potential demotion in rank, opposed by the Army, is intended as further punishment for the misdemeanor to which he pleaded guilty last year. Columnist Victor Davis Hanson says Petraeus has been hammered enough. EVAN VUCCI The Associated Press
Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter is now thinking of retroactively taking away one or two of Gen. David Petraeus’ four stars. The potential demotion in rank, opposed by the Army, is intended as further punishment for the misdemeanor to which he pleaded guilty last year. Columnist Victor Davis Hanson says Petraeus has been hammered enough. EVAN VUCCI The Associated Press

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Victor Davis Hanson is a Tribune Content Agency columnist. He is a classicist and historian at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and the author of “The Father of Us All: War and History, Ancient and Modern.” Email: author@victorhanson.com.