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Bid to shut Guantanamo roils Pentagon, White House, Congress Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Dempsey, who spent more than three years as a commander in Iraq, continues to be very cautious in his recommendations for transfers. His opinions carry a lot of weight.According...
Nation and World
Alaska editorial: Sen. Stevens fails to see beyond military part of Iraq mission amount of troops in no amount of time will make much of a difference." Sen. Stevens has hailed the U.S. commander in Iraq, Gen. David Petraeus, as a potential Eisenhower. Here's what Gen. Petraeus said in June, speaking to the...
Outside editorial: Iraqi voters go to the polls as US crosses its fingers

...the darling of the U.S. neo-conservative movement, he recently was accused by Gen. Ray Odierno, the U.S. commander in Iraq, of campaigning to increase Iran's influence in Iraq. Chalabi may turn out to have outsized influence in the...
Too much money spent in Iraq for too few results constantly on what is truly needed."Army Chief of Staff Ray Odierno, who was the top U.S. military commander in Iraq from 2008 to 2010, said "it would have been better to hold off spending large sums of money" until the country...
Juneau honors Guard troops

...deployment of Alaska National Guardsmen in a foreign conflict since World War II. Maj. Duff Mitchell, who will be their commander in Iraq, said Alaska guardsmen had an important role at home in the Cold War. "And now our country has asked us to step...
Alaska Digest

...and three other senators met with U.S. military commanders - including Gen. David Petraeus, the new U.S. commander in Iraq - soldiers and Iraqi officials on Saturday. Everyone Murkowski spoke to there expressed reservations about bringing...
Dismantling of Iraqi army haunts U.S.

...reveals the decision was made without the counsel of then-Secretary of State Colin Powell or the senior American commander in Iraq at the time, Lt. Gen. David D. McKiernan. Both say they would have objected. The Times investigation shows...
This Day in History

...pilots announced an agreement to end a nearly two-week walkout. In 2007, Gen. David Petraeus, the top American commander in Iraq, told Congress he envisioned the withdrawal of roughly 30,000 troops by the summer of 2008, saying the surge...


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