General David Petraeus, the head of U.S. Central Command, will meet with the newly inaugurated President Obama and the Joint Chiefs of Staff on Wednesday.

Petraeus will join Obama and other top military leaders during the new president's first full day in office to discuss troop levels in Iraq and Afghanistan, CNN reported Tuesday.

After a transition in which Obama has spoken more often about the economy, and emphasized that the U.S. has "one president at a time," the meeting could be seen as a signal that foreign policy will dominate the opening hours of the Obama administration.

Petraeus's judgment, particularly while in charge of all the armed forces stationed in Iraq, had been a topic of debate between Democrats and Republicans during the 2008 campaign.