Petraeus making first speech since leaving CIA

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FILE - In this Monday, July 18, 2011 file photo, Gen. David Petraeus, then top commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, salutes during a changing of command ceremony from Petraeus to Gen. John Allen in Kabul, Afghanistan. Nearly two dozen generals have commanded troops from the United States and the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force, since the American invasion in late 2001. While some analysts say fresh eyes are important, others wonder if the revolving door command has hurt U.S. continuity with critical Afghan partners. (AP Photo/Musadeq, File Sadeq)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Former CIA director David Petraeus is making his first public speech since resigning in November over an extramarital affair.

The former four-star general is speaking Tuesday night at a University of Southern California event honoring the military.

A prepared text of his speech, obtained by The New York Times, indicates Petraeus will apologize for the affair with his former biographer, Paula Broadwell. Petraeus is expected to acknowledge that he's "regarded in a different light now" than he was a year ago and that he'll try to make amends and move forward as best he can.

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