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By Claire Truscott (AFP) – 1 hour ago
KABUL — General David Petraeus was to step down from his post as the top US commander in Afghanistan on Monday, after a week in which two of Afghan President Hamid Karzai's closest allies were assassinated.
Petraeus, who served as commander of the US-led international force for one year, has claimed some progress against the Taliban with NATO-led troops stabilising parts of the south as Afghan security forces prepare to take over.
The general is leaving to take charge of the CIA and a change of command ceremony is scheduled for Monday morning to hand control of the mission to Lieutenant Colonel David Rodriguez.
Originally posted by kro32
So he's gonna run the CIA? I must of missed Leon Panetta leaving that position I guess.
I think he's leaving because that war is turning into a neverending conflict and he doesn't want to be associated with it myself.