Talk:David Petraeus

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Former good article nominee David Petraeus was a History good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
Article milestones
Date Process Result
November 6, 2007 WikiProject peer review Reviewed
May 15, 2012 Good article nominee Not listed
In the news A news item involving this article was featured on Wikipedia's Main Page in the "In the news" column on July 4, 2010.
Current status: Former good article nominee

awkward authornames field in David_Petraeus#Works_by_David_Petraeus[edit]

The "cite" template creates an authornames field, which is good for random citations where you have interspersed authors. It is not so good in this instance where you have one (primary) author named Petraeus. Other bib styles like Harvard notation use a long dash for repeated bib entries. In this case, for this subject, it is awkward repeatedly to note the author name, because it is understood that Petraeus is the author of 50+ works.

Does anyone know how to turn off the "author" field for the cite template?

66.185.213.219 (talk) 21:00, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

Please remove this sentence[edit]

"Petraeus has repeatedly stated that he has no plans to run for elected political office." My reasons are these:

His "repeated" statements were all made before the criminal charges
There's no speculation whatsoever that he might run
These stale denials are no more valuable to the narrative of our article than if the general were to state he has no plans to eat pizza, buy new shoes or move to Wyoming

98.118.62.140 (talk) 13:27, 20 October 2015 (UTC)

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Lack of details related to classified information leak[edit]

Reading the section related to Petraeus' plea agreement, there is nothing related to what Petraeus actually did---just an ambiguous statement that he plead guilty to a misdemeanor and was fined. The seriousness of the charges---the facts that he released top secret information, improperly stored it at his home, and later lied about it to investigators, is not revealed. I added a sentence that summarized the main charges from the 15 page statement of facts that were part of Petraeus' plea agreement.69.250.107.160 (talk) 02:41, 29 November 2016 (UTC)

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