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Admitting to affair, Petraeus resigns as CIA chief

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Then-CIA Director-desigate Gen. David Petraeus testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Associated Press/June 23, 2011

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The resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus has brought a sudden and unexpected end to the public career of a four-star general who led U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq and was thought to be a potential candidate for president. Petraeus admitted to an extramarital affair in tendering his resignation, which President Barack Obama accepted Friday.
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