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Yesterday, NPR Pentagon Reporter Tom Bowman learned from several sources, including government officials, that General David Petraeus is being seriously considered for CIA director. He also reported that the current head of the agency, Leon Panetta, is seen as the top replacement for Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who says he will step down this year.

Media coverage of Tom's report follows:

NPR: Gen. Petraeus being considered for CIA director
USATODAY.com

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2011/04/npr-gen-petraeus-being-considered-for-cia-director/1

Petraeus Being "Seriously Considered" for CIA Director
New York
Magazine
http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2011/04/petraeus_being_seriously_consi.html

Petraeus being 'considered' for CIA
POLITICO

http://www.politico.com/politico44/perm/0411/a_new_face_ed5e9cd3-029e-4a58-969f-aceef21d7e3d.html

Report: Petraeus may shift to top CIA job
CBS News

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20050668-503544.html

General David Petraeus tipped to take over CIA
The Telegraph—blog

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/tobyharnden/100082456/general-david-petraeus-tipped-to-take-over-cia/#

Politics In 60 Seconds: What You Need To Know Right Now Business Insider
http://www.businessinsider.com/politics-in-60-seconds-what-you-need-to-know-right-now-2011-4-5

Daily brief: British relations with Pakistan "unbreakable": Cameron
Foreign Policy

http://afpak.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2011/04/05/daily_brief_british_relations_with_pakistan_unbreakable_cameron

AFP: Petraeus being considered for CIA top job: report
AFP/Google

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jB8gdFzOupZctBHtjG7gAr8v9Vsg?docId=CNG.0e063b5a3dc51b23cb405061b1489c9c.311