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David Petraeus resigns as director of CIA

Friday, November 09, 2012

CIA Director David Petraeus has resigned after admitting he had an extramarital affair.

Petraeus submitted his letter of resignation to President Barack Obama on Friday, according to a statement by Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper.

The president accepted the resignation, saying the general has "made our country safer and stronger."

Petraeus said in a statement that he had shown "extremely poor judgment" in having an affair.

Petraeus took the director's post in September 2011.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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