Daily Mail, November 9
David Petraeus today resigned as director of the CIA after admitting an extra-marital affair.
The former general had been one of the most respected figures in the military and intelligence establishment, but has stepped down to deal with the ‘personal and professional issues’ surrounding his relationship with a woman who is not his wife.
He had been sworn in as head of the CIA in September 2011.
Petraeus abruptly resigns as CIA director citing affair: report
Raw Story, By Stephen C. Webster, November 9
CIA Director David Petraeus resigned his post effective immediately in a letter given to President Barack Obama on Friday, citing an unspecified extramarital affair.
“After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgement by engaging in an extramarital affair,” he wrote, according to NBC News. “Such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours. This afternoon, the president graciously accepted my resignation.”
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