General David Petraeus is separating from the military today. He graduated from West Point in 1974 and embarked on a career that made him famous in 2007 as the architect of the U.S. Iraq war strategy. He stressed the importance of increasing Iraqi governmental capacity, development of employment programs, and improving daily life for its citizens. This in turned many Iraqis against Al Qaida in Iraq. Petraeus’s next move is to the CIA, where he’ll be the director.