Topic: David Petraeus
Topping General Petraeus' to-do list in the Afghanistan war: Making his own counterinsurgency strategy work in Afghanistan where General McChrystal could not.
06/24/2010 02:08 pm
After replacing Gen. Stanley McChrystal with Gen. David Petraeus in Afghanistan, President Obama can use this opportunity to explain his current thinking about the trade-off between containing the war's costs and his goal of leaving no safe-haven for al Qaeda.
06/24/2010 12:44 pm
While the strategy remains the same, will the deft touch of General Petraeus reorient key relationships among leaders in Afghanistan?
06/24/2010 10:36 am
Gen. David Petraeus is likely to win Senate confirmation as the top US commander in Afghanistan. But the hearing could reopen a debate on strategy, especially the 2011 planned troop drawdown.
06/23/2010 10:22 pm
Gen. David Petraeus, who replaced ousted Gen. Stanley McChrystal, is a widely respected officer who wrote the Army's counterinsurgency manual and helped craft US policy in Afghanistan.
06/23/2010 08:06 pm
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Facing a challenge to his leadership and to civilian control of the military, President Obama replaced Gen. Stanley McChrystal with Gen. David Petraeus as top commander in Afghanistan.
06/23/2010 05:37 pm
Gallery Controversial US Generals
By replacing McChrystal with Petraeus, the president keeps someone in charge of the Afghanistan war who already knows its ins and outs -- and he reinforces his own image as a strong commander-in-chief.
06/23/2010 04:36 pm
McChrystal will be replaced with Gen. David Petraeus.
06/23/2010 02:39 pm