PENTAGON TELLS SENATE TO FLY A KITE: They’re Not Demoting General Petraeus

Screen Shot 2016-01-31 at 8.27.06 AMIf anyone can tell the Senate to go fly a kite, it’s the Pentagon. Nice move, guys.

“The Army completed its review of his case and recommended no additional action,” Stephen C. Hedger, assistant defense secretary for legislative affairs, wrote the Senate Armed Services Committee on Friday. Given that review, Hedger said Defense Secretary Ash Carter “considers this matter closed.”

The Associated Press obtained a copy of the letter Saturday. The Pentagon had no further comment.

Media reports had surfaced that indicated the Pentagon was considering downgrading Petraeus to a three-star general. Such a move, if taken, would have reduced his retirement salary.

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