Pentagon Apparently Will Let David Petraeus Keep His 4 Stars

A letter from the Pentagon reveals that U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter might not demote retired Gen. David Petraeus.
SMS
Pentagon Apparently Will Let David Petraeus Keep His 4 Stars

Retired Gen. David Petraeus gets to keep his four stars.

The Defense Department was reportedly considering demoting Petraeus to a three-star general after he mishandled classified information.

But a short letter obtained by multiple news outlets reveals Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has decided to take no further action against Petraeus.

Petraeus pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of mishandling classified information last April.

Specifically, he had gave eight notebooks with classified material to his biographer, Paula Broadwell — the same woman he admitted to having an affair with.

A demotion to three-star general would have reportedly cost Patreaus tens of thousands of dollars in retirement payments.

This video includes images from Getty Images.

Featured Stories
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

The Infant Killing On Facebook Live Highlights A Broader Problem

President Donald Trump

Trump Might Be Getting Ready To Ditch NAFTA

Beyonce

Beyoncé's 'Lemonade' Anniversary Comes With Free College