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Paula Broadwell is featured in an advertisement for a machine gun manufacturer, where she leans on years of military research and her shooting savvy to praise the design of the guns. Her proximity to David Petraeus, one of the highest-ranking members of the American military, and her commercial endorsement of a gun manufacturer will appear suspicious and likely add more fodder for federal investigators.
When Paula Broadwell has her eye on something, she gets it.
Or so suggest these photographs of her at a shooting range, where she confidently hits four out of five targets consecutively while filming an advertisement for a machine gun manufacturer.
Broadwell, who was revealed as David Petraeus' mistress nearly two weeks ago, modeled and served as a spokewoman for the gun production company Kriss, which posted the commercial in March.
As she comfortably handles the firearms while smiling and posing for the camera, she leans on years of military research and her shooting savvy to praise the design of the guns.
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Getting involved: Paula Broadwell is featured in an advertisement for a machine gun manufacturer which was released in March, when she was in the midst of her affair with David Petraeus
Look what I did: Broadwell hit four out of five targets while demonstrating the firearm
Her proximity to Petraeus, one of the highest-ranking members of the American military, and her commercial endorsement of a gun manufacturer will appear suspicious and likely add more fodder for federal investigators.
The commercial was posted in March of this year, at the same time she was reportedly having an affair with the then-CIA director who previously was the head of U.S. military command in Afghanistan.
'Clearly computer technology cannot solve all the problems in modern warfare, for example a computer can't come up with a strategy to win a war,' she says in the video.
'Neither can a computer or technology galvanize unity of effort which is critical in these wars... those are all human efforts. it can be empowered and enabled by technology but it comes down to human endeavor at the end of the day.'
Proud: Broadwell smiles at the camera as demonstrators from Kriss prepare the shooting range
In control: Broadwell looks comfortable as she hands the gun while shooting the commercial
All smiles: The advert was released in March, when Broadwell was four months into her affair with Petraeus
Calm: The married mother appears at ease during the shoot, despite her part in the massive military scandal
Producers of the video included that she was the author of General Petraeus' biography as the justification for her participation on screen, and while she did not explicitly mention her lover by name, it is clear that she was thinking of the man she repeatedly called an 'inspirational figure'.
In portions of her interview, Broadwell uses her military background to justify the improvements made by the Virginia-based company.
'On the individual fighter, reducing weight is critical because of fatigue and stress. Weight reduction can greatly improve the efficiency of a firearm,' she says.
'It allows the trooper to carry it further, obviously, if an individual is out there in the battlefied. And that trooper should have more confidence in the system he's carrying, ideally, if the system is a manned aerial vehicle or again a heavy vehicle the range of the system will be longer, less resupply of fuels and other materials.'
At ease: Broadwell, Petraeus' biographer and mistress, poses confidently for the camera during filming
Target: Broadwell was revealed as Petraeus' mistress after she sent catty emails to one of his friends
She doesn't simply rest on her brains when it comes to touting the company's guns, however, as she is seen using one of their models to shoot at targets in a Virginia Beach range.
During one segment, she successfully hits four targets out of five consecutive shots.
David Crane, who is also featured in the six-minute video, told The National Enquirer that he took particular notice of the mother-of-two when she changed out of the professional clothes she was wearing and slipped into something more befitting the shooting range.
'She changed into those tight jeans and riding boots specifically to shoot guns at the firing range,' he said.
'She looked very sexy shooting a submachine gun, so I started taking her picture. She was a decent shot and didn't seem to have a problem hitting the targets.'
Speaking out: Paula Broadwell is featured in an advertisement for a machine gun manufacturer, where she leans on years of military research and her shooting savvy to praise the design of the guns
There is no denying the connection between Broadwell and the machine gun company, as she apparently posted about her time as a ‘model/demonstrator’ for Kriss Vector on both her website bio and her LinkedIn profile before making them private once the scandal hit.
The company is now keeping their distance, however, as the CEO John Spurrier downplayed her involvement.
'Mrs. Broadwell did participate as a subject matter expert and demonstrator... about the company's products, but has never had any official affiliation with the company,' he told ABC News.
Now the only posing that Broadwell is doing is that of the reluctant troublemaker, as she has been seen going to and from relatives’ homes in Virginia and Washington, D.C.
Conflict: Broadwell often boasted about the level of access that Petraeus allowed her, which is worrying some now that her connections to a commercial gun company are known
Betrayal: She is married to radiologist Scott Broadwell and they have two young sons together
‘She’s been devastated by this,’ her brother Stephen Kranz told People magazine.
‘She is filled with guilt and shame for what she's done and she's incredibly sorry for the pain she's caused her husband, her family, Petraseus's family. She accepts responsibility for her actions and knows she made a mistake.
‘Now (she) is really focused on repairing and protecting her family and trying to really focus on her husband and her children and protect the kids from this.’
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