Pentagon won’t reduce Gen. Petraeus’ retired rank

Pentagon won’t reduce Gen. Petraeus’ retired rank
Source: newsbusters.org

The Pentagon says it will not demote retired Army Gen. David Petraeus, who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of mishandling classified information while CIA director, an incident stemming from an affair with his biographer.

“The Army completed its review of his case and recommended no additional action,” Stephen C. Hedger, assistant defense secretary for legislative affairs, wrote the Senate Armed Services Committee on Friday. Given that review, Hedger said Defense Secretary Ash Carter “considers this matter closed.”

The Associated Press obtained a copy of the letter Saturday. The Pentagon had no further comment.

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