Retired US general Petraeus won't be demoted over scandal

US Army Geneneral David Petraeus, seen on June 15, 2010, was given two years' probation and fined $100,000 but was not stripped of his fourth starThe Pentagon won’t strip David Petraeus of his fourth star for providing his mistress classified information, a scandal that forced the resignation of a man feted for changing the course of the Iraq War. The retired general was given two years’ probation and fined $100,000 in 2015 over the matter following a guilty plea in a US court. The US Army “completed its review of his case and recommended no additional action,” Assistant Secretary of Defense Stephen Hedger wrote Friday in a letter to Senator John McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

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