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David Petraeus

New Hampshire, USA

Leading authority on geopolitics and international security

Director of the CIA (2011-12)

Highly decorated four-star General

General David Petraeus is an eminent former military officer and the former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

A highly decorated four-star general, dubbed ‘America’s most respected soldier’ by Der Spiegel, David made headlines in 2007 when Time named him runner up for their Person of the Year award, The Daily Telegraph named him Man of the Year, and Prospect named him ‘Public Intellectual of the Year.’

Prior to David’s unanimous confirmation for directorship of the CIA in 2011, he served for over 37 years in the US Army. Four-star assignments included serving for two years as Commander of the International Security Assistance Force and Commander of US Forces in Afghanistan, and as the 10th Commander, U.S. Central Command from 2008 to 2010, and Commanding General in Iraq from 2007 until 2008, where he oversaw the running of all coalition forces.

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"With 40 years’ experience in helping make the world a safer place, Patreus’ authority on military strategy, international security, geopolitics and US intelligence is unprecedented. His unrivalled knowledge coupled with a commanding stage presence makes for a gripping experience."

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