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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the President's Call with General David Petraeus

President Obama called General David Petraeus today on the occasion of his retirement from the U.S. military. President Obama congratulated General Petraeus on an historic career of service in the United States Army, including extraordinary contributions to our national security in Iraq and Afghanistan. The President also welcomed General Petraeus’ continued commitment to public service as he prepares to take on his new role as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.