Boston Calling - What’s going on with America’s military Generals?
Generals David Petraeus and John R Allen are each embroiled in a scandal.
Americans appear to have lost interest in the war in Afghanistan, despite there being some 68,000 US troops still deployed there. That conflict came roaring back into the headlines this week, though not for the reasons anyone could have anticipated. The top US commander in Afghanistan John R Allen and his predecessor, the highly respected General David Petraeus - now retired and serving as CIA director - are each embroiled in a scandal involving an extramarital affair, flirtatious emails and possible national security leaks. But what do people in Afghanistan think of the scandals? Also on the programme: what happens when Americans loose interest in a war they’re still fighting? And a US woman who's embraced Thailand's national sport. (Image: General David Petraeus (left) inspecting troops, Credit: AFP/Getty Images)