Gen. David Petraeus in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on July 4, 2011. U.S. Navy Lt. j.g. Haraz N. Ghanbari/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption U.S. Navy Lt. j.g. Haraz N. Ghanbari/Getty Images The Two-Way Petraeus Did Not Consider Quitting Over Afghan Drawdown, Author Says December 29, 2011 An Associated Press report about Paula Broadwell's new book led with the "news" that Petraeus "almost resigned." But that was wrong. Friends encouraged him to do that, she says, but Petraeus did not consider it.