Former CIA head Petraeus speaks at USM's Dale lecture series - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Former CIA head Petraeus speaks at USM's Dale lecture series

Former CIA director David Petraeus speaks at a news conference at Southern Miss Tuesday. Photo credit WDAM. Former CIA director David Petraeus speaks at a news conference at Southern Miss Tuesday. Photo credit WDAM.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

The former head of the CIA who led the successful "surge" in Iraq spoke in Hattiesburg Tuesday night as part of a lecture series sponsored by the University of Southern Mississippi. 

Retired General David Petraeus spoke at the Saenger Theater as part of the Col. John H. Dale Distinguished Lecture in International Security and Global Policy. 

He talked about the U.S.-Iraq War and the future of the Middle East. 

Tuesday afternoon before his presentation, he spoke at a news conference about his hopes for Iraq.

"That democracy has actually functioned and I hope that it can continue to do so, but I hope it will feature inclusive governance, not exclusive governance," Petraeus said. 

Patraeus led the CIA for a year during the Obama administration, but resigned after an affair with his biographer was exposed. 

He is now a Partner with the equity firm KKR and Company.

Copyright 2017 WDAM. All rights reserved.  

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • Report warns of future money crisis for MS retirement system

    Report warns of future money crisis for MS retirement system

    Thursday, April 26 2018 10:44 PM EDT2018-04-27 02:44:22 GMT
    A report from the Mississippi Public Employees Retirement System warned of a money crisis in the future, saying the system will not reach its minimum goal of 80 percent funding by 2042. (Photo source: WDAM)A report from the Mississippi Public Employees Retirement System warned of a money crisis in the future, saying the system will not reach its minimum goal of 80 percent funding by 2042. (Photo source: WDAM)
    A report from the Mississippi Public Employees Retirement System warned of a money crisis in the future, saying the system will not reach its minimum goal of 80 percent funding by 2042. (Photo source: WDAM)A report from the Mississippi Public Employees Retirement System warned of a money crisis in the future, saying the system will not reach its minimum goal of 80 percent funding by 2042. (Photo source: WDAM)

    A report from the Mississippi Public Employees Retirement System warned of a money crisis in the future. It said the system will not reach its minimum goal of 80 percent funding by 2042. A legislative committee said the problem is the ratio of employees paying into the fund compared to retirees drawing benefits. Officials held a meeting with public employees on the Mississippi coast Thursday.  "First and foremost, the legislature is going to have ...

    More >>

    A report from the Mississippi Public Employees Retirement System warned of a money crisis in the future. It said the system will not reach its minimum goal of 80 percent funding by 2042. A legislative committee said the problem is the ratio of employees paying into the fund compared to retirees drawing benefits. Officials held a meeting with public employees on the Mississippi coast Thursday.  "First and foremost, the legislature is going to have ...

    More >>
  • Unofficial results in for Lamar Co. School Board special election

    Unofficial results in for Lamar Co. School Board special election

    Thursday, April 26 2018 10:27 PM EDT2018-04-27 02:27:08 GMT
    With 100 percent of Lamar County precincts reporting, Jeremy Chance, of Purvis, leads Gladys Parker Rogers, of Lumberton, with an unofficial vote count of 570 to 282With 100 percent of Lamar County precincts reporting, Jeremy Chance, of Purvis, leads Gladys Parker Rogers, of Lumberton, with an unofficial vote count of 570 to 282

    Some Lamar County voters will head to the polls Thursday to elect a new school board member.

    More >>

    Some Lamar County voters will head to the polls Thursday to elect a new school board member.

    More >>
  • JCJC softball focused on the postseason

    JCJC softball focused on the postseason

    Thursday, April 26 2018 9:23 PM EDT2018-04-27 01:23:15 GMT

    The Jones County Junior College softball team wrapped up its regular season at 41-3. The fourth ranked Lady Bobcats are now in postseason mode.

    More >>

    The Jones County Junior College softball team wrapped up its regular season at 41-3. The fourth ranked Lady Bobcats are now in postseason mode.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly