Tags: AS | Afghanistan

Petraeus Says He's Not Sure What Next Post Will be

Saturday, 09 Apr 2011 07:17 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Gen. David Petraeus said Saturday that he's not sure what his next job will be but that he has committed to staying as the top commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan through the current fighting season.

Petraeus addressed speculation about his future job while talking to reporters at a farewell ceremony for top NATO civilian representative Mark Sedwill held at the coalition's headquarters in the Afghan capital.

"Actually, I don't know," Petraeus said, responding to questions about his future. "I have committed to staying here through the fighting season."

There is fighting year-round in Afghanistan, but insurgent activity typically slows when the weather gets cold.

Reporters asked him directly if he wanted to become CIA director — one of several positions being floated in Washington. Petraeus dodged the question, saying he didn't think it was appropriate to comment on jobs he might be asked to take.

He said reports that he was physically tired were wrong.

"I'm certainly not tired," he said.

He said that if anyone needed proof, they could join him for a run on a five-mile course in Kabul, which is 6,000 feet (1830 meters) above sea level.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Google to Collect Data on the Human Body

Friday, 25 Jul 2014 11:59 AM

Computer search engine giant Google is the latest high-tech company to launch inroads into the health field with a new m . . .

States Worry Price of Hepatitis C Drug Could Break the Bank

Friday, 25 Jul 2014 11:26 AM

A new breakthrough drug for treatment of hepatitis C is raising concerns among state Medicaid officials that despite its . . .

Zuckerberg Wealthier Than Google's Brin, Page

Friday, 25 Jul 2014 10:04 AM

Mark Zuckerberg is now richer than Google Inc. co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page.The Facebook Inc. chairman added $ . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved