The appointment, confirmed by the Senate in September 2011, was widely viewed as a savvy way of sidelining a man who might otherwise have been a contender for the Republican presidential nomination in the recently completed election.
Before heading the agency, Gen. Petraeus served as commander of the war in Afghanistan from 2010 to 2011. Before that, he served as commander of the U.S. Central Command and commanded U.S. forces in Iraq.
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