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UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 10, 2014.
By United Press International
Petraeus slams Snowden's NSA leaks

Petraeus slams Snowden's NSA leaks

TEL AVIV, Israel, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Retired U.S. Gen. David Petraeus, speaking in Israel Tuesday, said secrets leaker Edward Snowden had done "enormous" damage to U.S. intelligence gathering.
Gates offers critical take on Obama's Afghan policy

Gates offers critical take on Obama's Afghan policy

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- In a forthcoming memoir, former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates charges President Barack Obama with failing to trust his top military leaders.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013.
By United Press International

Bomb scare at Petraeus' office caused by 'novelty' grenade

NEW YORK, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- New York police said Gen. David Petraeus' office was evacuated due to the presence of a grenade that turned out to be a fake mailed by a friend.

After Nairobi and Mumbai, cities are 'battlegrounds of the future'

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- For some security analysts, the recent bloodbath in Nairobi's premier shopping mall, in the heart of the Kenyan capital, underlines how terrorists are targeting major cities across Asia and Africa, just as an earlier generation wreaked havoc in Europe's major cities in the 1960s and 70s.
Feds seek dismissal of suit tied to Petraeus' departure as CIA chief

Feds seek dismissal of suit tied to Petraeus' departure as CIA chief

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- The Justice Department asked for the dismissal of a suit filed by a Florida socialite whose complaints about emails led to the resignation of the CIA director.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 16, 2013.
By United Press International
Gov't requests extension in Kelley's Petraeus-scandal privacy lawsuit

Gov't requests extension in Kelley's Petraeus-scandal privacy lawsuit

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. Justice Department has requested an extension for its reply to a privacy lawsuit filed by Jill Kelley, who was embroiled in the Petraeus sex scandal.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 18, 2013.
By United Press International
Petraeus' six-figure pay for part-time CUNY job drops to a buck

Petraeus' six-figure pay for part-time CUNY job drops to a buck

NEW YORK, July 16 (UPI) -- Ex-CIA Director David Petraeus will be a City University of New York visiting professor for $1 after a brouhaha over his original six-figure pay, officials say.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 4, 2013.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 30, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 23, 2013.
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U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus, Commander, U.S. Central Command, testifies before the House Armed Services Committee on the Fiscal Year 2011 budget on Capitol Hill in Washington on March 17, 2010. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg
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David Howell Petraeus (pronunciation: /pɨˈtreɪ.əs/; born November 7, 1952) is the current Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, sworn in on September 6, 2011. Prior to his assuming the directorship of the CIA, Petraeus was a 37-year veteran of the United States Army, achieving the rank of General in 2007. His last assignments in the Army were as commander of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and Commander, U.S. Forces Afghanistan (USFOR-A) from July 4, 2010 to July 18, 2011. His other four-star assignments include serving as the 10th Commander, U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) from October 13, 2008, to June 30, 2010, and as Commanding General, Multi-National Force - Iraq (MNF-I) from February 10, 2007, to September 16, 2008. As commander of MNF-I, Petraeus oversaw all coalition forces in Iraq. He was confirmed by the Senate on June 30, 2010, and took over command from temporary commander Lieutenant-General Sir Nick Parker on July 4, 2010 until being relieved by Marine General John R. Allen.

Petraeus has a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy from which he graduated in 1974 as a distinguished cadet (top 5% of his class). He was the General George C. Marshall Award winner as the top graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College class of 1983. He subsequently earned an M.P.A. in 1985 and a Ph.D. in International Relations in 1987 from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. He later served as Assistant Professor of International Relations at the United States Military Academy and also completed a fellowship at Georgetown University.

Some news reports have speculated that Petraeus may have interest in running for the presidency, especially after he visited a school known for hosting the presidential debates, New Hampshire's Saint Anselm College. Petraeus lives in New Hampshire. Despite these accounts, Petraeus has categorically asserted that he has no political ambitions. On June 23, 2010, President Barack Obama nominated Petraeus to succeed General Stanley McChrystal as commanding general of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, technically a step down from his position as Commander of United States Central Command, which oversees the military efforts in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Central Asia, the Arabian Peninsula, and Egypt.

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