By the numbers: Petraeus scandal
updated 4:04 PM EST, Thu November 15, 2012
Gen. David Petraeus, 60, resigned Friday, November 9, as head of the CIA and admitted having an affair. His mistress was later identified as his biographer, Paula Broadwell. The retired four-star general formerly oversaw coalition forces in Iraq as well as U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan. He and his wife, Holly, have been married 38 years and have two grown children.
Who's who in the Petraeus scandal
Gen. John Allen
- 4 - Number of stars awarded Petraeus as U.S. Army general
- 2 - Number of four-star generals involved in the scandal
- Around 30,000 - Documents -- many of them emails -- investigators are looking at related to Allen and Kelley
- 22 - Current and former directors of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency
(CNN) -- Since the infidelity scandal that took down the CIA chief David Petraeus broke last Friday, a scattered timeline of bizarre events have captivated, if not confused, the public.
There is his mistress and biographer, Paula Broadwell. Then there is Jill Kelley, the Florida woman whose claim about anonymous e-mails questioning her character triggered an FBI probe that uncovered the Broadwell-Petraeus affair.
Finally, there is Gen. John Allen, the man who commands U.S. forces in Afghanistan and whose nomination to become the NATO Supreme Allied Commander of Europe is now in question.
Confused? Maybe laying it out -- by the numbers -- will help:
4 - Number of stars, as a general, with which Petraeus retired.
38 - Four-star officers in the U.S. military, as of August 2012.
2 - Number of generals involved in the scandal.
5 - In which top percentage of his West Point class Petraeus graduated.
38 - Years Petraeus and his wife Holly have been married.
22 - Current and former directors of the Central Intelligence Agency.
197 - Amazon.com sales rank of Broadwell's book "All In: The Education of General David Petraeus" on Wednesday.
76,792 - Previous rank on Amazon.com before the scandal made the news.
20,000-30,000 - Number of documents -- many of them e-mails between Allen and Kelley -- that investigators are reviewing.
7,969 - Number of U.S. government requests for data on Gmail.com user accounts, according to a Google transparency report covering January to June of 2012.
6 - Number of minutes in which Petraeus and Broadwell were reportedly able to finish each mile on their runs together.
0 - Number of active "Friends of MacDill" Air Force Base visitor passes currently held by Kelley.
Timeline of the Petraeus affair
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