David Petraeus Speaks Publicly For First Time Since Resignation

He apologizes, again, for the Paula Broadwell affair. “This has obviously been a very difficult episode for us … [to] fall as far as I did.”

1. Former Army Gen. David Petraeus spoke at an annual dinner for veterans and ROTC students at USC on Tuesday — his first speech since resigning as CIA director in November over an extramarital affair with his biographer.

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At the beginning and end of his remarks, Petraeus expressed remorse for the scandal. His wife, Holly, was not in attendance.

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6. Watch his remarks here:

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