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Outside editorial: America's military commander, ambassador see progress in Iraq

Gen. David H. Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker testified Monday that the surge of U.S. forces in Iraq has led to military and political progress...
Outside editorial: Make-or-break time in Iraq?

...of predicting that the next six or 12 months in Iraq would be decisive. Under the hardheaded leadership of Gen. David H. Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker such talk has been banned: "Nobody says anything about turning a corner, seeing...
Outside editorial: Petraeus' risky militia maneuver for Afghanistan

...Afghanistan has been risky business through the ages, yet arming Afghan village defense forces is central to Army Gen. David H. Petraeus' strategy against the Taliban. The commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan is taking a page out of...
With US policy in Afghanistan, who's running the show?

...President Obama's decision to replace his commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, with Gen. David H. Petraeus. "We still have one problem," one official told me. "Who's running the show?" From the beginning, the...
Outside editorial: Baghdad envoy speaks truth to Washington

...for U.S. withdrawal will somehow cause Iraqis to settle. Mr. Crocker's testimony, along with that of Gen. David H. Petraeus, ought to have punctured some of these illusions. He said, in essence, that it should not be surprising that...
Outside editorial: Good news in Iraq*

...was made possible by the surge of 28,500 additional troops, mostly into Baghdad, earlier this year and by Gen. David H. Petraeus' counter-insurgency tactics. And there is truth in that - not the whole truth, but given this administration's...
A sensible way forward for the US in Afghanistan

...strategic impediments means that the military's recent gains on the battlefield are simply not sustainable. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus has noted that the situation in Afghanistan cannot be resolved by military might alone. Yet the U.S. military...
Outside editorial: How would Prof. Obama grade President Obama?

...Vietnam. When CIA director Leon Panetta was named Defense Secretary last summer, he was replaced at the CIA by Gen. David H. Petraeus, the country's best-known solider.Both the Joint Special Operations Center and the CIA maintain overlapping...
Outside editorial: US ripped off for $360M, and that's not bad, this long has been the way the 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...
Spat over man accused of killing 2 men reveals the arcane world of diplomatic immunity

...The issue has become so tense that last week top U.S. and Pakistani military officials, including Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, and Adm. Michael G. Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs...


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