Friday, July 1, 2011

Petraeus Unanimously Confirmed as CIA Director

"General David Petraeus has been confirmed by the US Senate as director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), where he will replace Leon Panetta, the new secretary of defence.

Gen Petraeus, commander of Nato forces in Afghanistan, was nominated for the CIA by President Barack Obama in April.

Gen Petraeus, 58, is widely admired across party lines in the US.

His appointment in April came amid a reshuffling of Mr Obama's national security team.
In the US Senate, the vote to confirm him was 94-0.

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