The parallel with Petraeus et al is closer to the case of General von Blomberg, who was Minister of Defense in the early part of Hitler’s government. Von Blomberg (a widower) married his secretary...and then the Nazis found out while they were on their honeymoon that his secretary was a former porn model and prostitute. It was what Hitler needed to drop-kick von Blomberg out of his post. The Gestapo also framed up another general who was coming to oppose Hitler’s power grab, von Fritsch. He was cashiered after a homosexual came forward and said he’d had sex with von Fritsch in a bus station. Turns out the informer was paid by the Gestapo to lie (it was someone else named “Frisch,” not “Fritsch”) but that didn’t matter. Von Fritsch was kicked out, and just about as the whole scam was to be exposed, Hitler annexed Austria and nothing more was ever heard about it.
I think more of Stalin’s purges of the Red Army around the 1938 time frame.
Hitler annexed Austria and nothing more was ever heard about it...................................... Fritsch died at the front with is old unit,(Poland 1939) his body was sent home, and the wreath said “died while defending the fatherland” no mention of “serving the Fuhrer and the Fatherland”. He was killed in action, but it was said he deliberately put his life in danger so he would die a soldier’s death. Of course many in the foreign press at the time thought otherwise.