American Forces Press Service
July 1, 2011
WASHINGTON â€“ The Senate yesterday confirmed Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, currently the commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, as the next director of the CIA.
Petraeus will replace Leon E. Panetta, former CIA director, who took office today as secretary of defense.
During his confirmation hearing June 23, Petraeus said some observers have questioned whether his previous involvement in Afghanistan and other endeavors will color the agency’s analysis of those efforts.