CIA director David Petraeus resigns, citing extramarital affair
The retired US Army general, who formerly headed up US and NATO forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, asked President Obama for permission to resign Thursday.
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According to his letter of resignation, Petraeus asked President Barack Obama on Thursday to allow him to resign and on Friday the president accepted.
Petraeus said in a statement that he had shown "extremely poor judgment" in having the affair.
The CIA had no immediate comment.