AGENCIES submitted his resignation letter to President Obama. Petraeus recognizes his unacceptable behaviour. The general had been married to his wife 37 years. The director of the Central Intelligence Agency of United States (CIA), David Petraeus, presented Friday his letter of resignation to the President, Barack Obama, acknowledging that he had a relationship outside his marriage. Click lee marks for additional related pages. In the letter, Petraeus noted that he has been married for 37 years to Holly Knowlton and his infidelity shows extremely poor judgement and an unacceptable behavior as much as husband, leader of an organization like the CIA’s Petraeus was appointed in April last year to succeed the current Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta, and took up the post in September of the same year after his return from Afghanistan.
In the Asian country was commander of the international force for assistance to security (ISAF) from July 2010 to July 2011. He is former Director of the CIA longer general retired from the U.S. armed forces and, previously, it had been American military head of the multinational force in Iraq since January 2007 until September 2008. In that post was the architect of the strategy in Iraq that contributed to the decline in levels of violence in the Arab country. Between October 2008 and June 2010 he held the command of the United States Central command.
Obama: Has made our country more secure the President of United States, Barack Obama, announced shortly after that he accepts the resignation of Petraeus and highlighted his extraordinary service for decades in the country. Today, I accepted the resignation of the director of the CIA. I am fully confident that the CIA will continue to prosper and carrying out its essential mission, said Obama in a statement released by the White House. Under any measure, throughout their service life, Petraeus has made our country more secure and strong, underlined Obama.