Military Did David Petraeus drop hint about future plans in speech? (+video)

Retired Gen. David Petraeus returned to the public eye with a speech about veterans affairs Tuesday. The topic of the speech could offer clues about his next public role, a friend says.

By , Staff writer

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With his speech at the University of Southern California Tuesday night, retired Gen. David Petraeus – commander of America’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan before becoming director of the Central Intelligence Agency – effectively signaled his return to public life.