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Petraeus Resigns as CIA Chief Over Extramarital Affair

Posted November 9th, 2012 at 5:05 pm (UTC-5)
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General David Petraeus has resigned as chief of the Central Intelligence Agency because of an extramarital affair. General Petraeus wrote in a letter to CIA staffers that he submitted his resignation in person to President Barack Obama Thursday. Petraeus writes that he used extremely poor judgment and that such behavior is unacceptable in a leader. […]

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Petraeus Resigns as CIA Chief Over Extramarital Affair

Posted November 9th, 2012 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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General David Petraeus has resigned as Chief of the Central Intelligence Agency because of an extramarital affair. In a letter to President Barack Obama, General Petraeus wrote that he used extremenely poor judgement and that such behavior is unacceptable in a leader. The president accepted the resignation and is expected to make a formal statement […]

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Retired General Takes Charge at US Spy Agency

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The former U.S. general who commanded the troop surges in Iraq and Afghanistan is now giving orders at the Central Intelligence Agency. Newly retired Army General David Petraeus was sworn in as CIA chief Tuesday at the White House. Vice President Joe Biden led the ceremony, praising Petraeus for his strategic vision and leadership, telling […]

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Retired General Takes Charge at US Spy Agency

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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The former U.S. general who masterminded the troop surges in Iraq and Afghanistan is now officially giving orders at the Central Intelligence Agency. Newly retired U.S. General David Petraeus was sworn in as CIA chief Tuesday in a private ceremony at the White House, led by Vice President Joe Biden. Petraeus becomes the CIA’s 20th […]

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Retired General Petraeus Set to Become Next CIA Director

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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Newly retired U.S. General David Petraeus is expected to be sworn in Tuesday as the 20th director of the Central Intelligence Agency. The oath of office is to be administered in a private ceremony. General Petraeus retired last week after 37 years in the Army. During the latter part of his career General Petraeus helped […]

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Petraeus Says US Must Maintain Military Versatility

Posted August 31st, 2011 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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General David Petraeus, one of the U.S. military’s most influential voices, is warning against limiting the versatility and flexibility of the armed forces, as the Pentagon prepares to make drastic budget cuts. Petraeus said Wednesday the government is facing “difficult budget decisions” but that the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001 are a reminder that […]

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Petraeus Hands Over Command In Afghanistan

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 4:05 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. General David Petraeus, who has been the commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan for a year, has officially handed over command of the international alliance to his successor, U.S. General John Allen. The transfer of power was conducted Monday at a ceremony in the Afghan capital, Kabul. Allen was most recently the deputy commander […]

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Petraeus Confirmed as CIA Director

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 8:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Senate has confirmed General David Petraeus as the new head of the Central Intelligence Agency. The four-star general easily won approval Thursday, on a vote of 94 to 0. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein says General Petraeus is the right man for the job, noting his military service and analytical skills will […]

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Petraeus Confirmed as CIA Director

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Senate has confirmed U.S. General David Petraeus as the new head of the Central Intelligence Agency. The 58-year-old easily won approval Thursday, with a vote of 94 to 0. At his nomination hearing last week, the four-star general said he supports U.S. President Barack Obama’s decision for withdrawing American troops from Afghanistan, although […]

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US Senate Expected to Confirm Petraeus as CIA Head

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Senate is expected to confirm U.S. General David Petraeus as the new head of the Central Intelligence Agency. The 58-year-old is expected to easily win confirmation in the Thursday afternoon vote. At his nomination hearing, the four-star general said he supports U.S. President Barack Obama’s decision for withdrawing American troops from Afghanistan, although […]

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