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In Afghan Taliban birthplace, US troops step back

...insurgency if Afghan forces are not fully prepared. It is widely thought that Gen. John Allen, the top military commander in Afghanistan, and his senior staff want to keep a large force in place for the summer fighting season, before international...

http://juneauempire.com/patrick-quinn/2012-12-24/afghan-taliban-birthplace-us-tr
Official: Navy SEAL died of apparent suicide

WASHINGTON - U.S. military officials are investigating the apparent suicide of a Navy SEAL commander in Afghanistan.Navy SEAL Cdr. Job W. Price, 42, of Pottstown, Pa., died Saturday of a non-combat-related injury while supporting...

http://juneauempire.com/kimberly-dozier/2012-12-24/official-navy-seal-died-appar
Questions on sex scandal: Top officials testify

...Even if Allen's move to NATO is shelved, Dunford's nomination to take Allen's place as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan will move forward.Panetta this week sent Dempsey a memo asking the Joint Chiefs to brainstorm "how to better...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2012-11-16/questions-sex-scandal-top-officials-t
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Obama likely to cut 10K troops from Afghanistan

...reached his decision a week after receiving a range of options from Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan. Obama informed his senior national security advisers, including outgoing Defense Secretary Robert Gates and...

http://juneauempire.com/julie-pace/2011-06-21/obama-likely-cut-10k-troops-afghan
Rumors of talks with Taliban are premature

...development aid. But U.S. officials no longer oppose Karzai's attempts to woo top Taliban leaders - the U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, recently praised the Afghan leader for reaching out to all segments of the population...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/042810/opi_626493626.shtml
Opinion
To be victorious in Afghanistan

Within weeks, the top American and NATO commander in Afghanistan, Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, is expected ask President Barack Obama for a new infusion of troops. That already has his White...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091109/opi_491941761.shtml
Petraeus has answers on Afghanistan, based on hope

...along the "rat line" from Pakistan. "If they couldn't go to Pakistan, it would be over," he said. As commander in Afghanistan, Petraeus is painfully aware of these two strategic Achilles heels: lack of adequate governance and the safe...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/122210/opi_759955019.shtml
Opinion
White House: US troop cuts will be 'real'

...a couple of weeks away. He is awaiting recommendations from Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan, who is expected to offer a range of options on how to begin the withdrawal and at what pace. "I intend to...

http://juneauempire.com/ben-feller/2011-06-06/white-house-us-troop-cuts-will-be-
Obama mulls Afghan drawdown

...national security team, met with the president at the White House Wednesday. Petraeus, the top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan, has long been expected to give Obama multiple options for how to begin bringing U.S. forces home and at...

http://juneauempire.com/julie-pace/2011-06-16/obama-mulls-afghan-drawdown
Outside editorial: US ripped off for $360M, and that's not bad

...Afghan government and economy operate."Task Force 2010 was formed by Gen. David H. Petraeus, the U.S. commander in Afghanistan before he was appointed to head the CIA. Part of its job was to try to separate the bribes paid to malign actors...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2011-08-28/outside-editorial-us-ripped-360m-and-
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