The Pentagon says it will not demote retired Army Gen.
"The Army completed its review of his case and recommended no additional action," Stephen C. Hedger, assistant Defense secretary for legislative affairs, wrote to the Senate Armed Services Committee on Friday. Given that review, Hedger said Defense Secretary
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.
In response, committee leaders urged Carter not to demote Petraeus, saying the retired officer had "admitted his guilt and apologized for his actions."
At a committee hearing Jan. 21, President Obama's nominee to be the Army's top civilian official said he believed no further action should be taken against Petraeus.
Petraeus resigned from the CIA in November 2012 after an extramarital affair with biographer
Petraeus admitted that he lent Broadwell eight binders containing highly classified information regarding war strategy, intelligence capabilities and identities of covert officers. He kept the binders in an unlocked desk drawer at his home instead of a secure facility, which is required for classified material.
When initially questioned by the FBI, he denied having given Broadwell classified information, but in his plea deal he avoided being charged with making a false statement.