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Petraeus Confirmed

5 years ago June 30, 2010 Jun 30, 2010 Wednesday, June 30 2010 Wednesday, June 30, 2010 10:39:41 AM CDT in News
Source: AP

General David Petraeus is the new commander of the Afghanistan war.

The Senate unanimously confirmed the General, with a vote of 99-0.

Petraeus replaces Gen. Stanley McChrystal, whose three-decade career ended, after remarks he and his aides made to Rolling Stone magazine.

As U.S. Central Command chief, Petraeus was McChrystal's boss and already overseeing operations in Afghanistan.  His replacement at Central Command has not been announced yet.

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