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General Patraeus moves to Civvy Street


General David Petraeus has made a final salute as he leaves the US army for a new job as director of the CIA.

Patraeus lead American forces in Iraq and then Afghanistan. In Iraq in particular he was credited with turning round a near-catastrophic situation using surge tactics.

He starts his new job next week.

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