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Petraeus Takes Step Toward Confirmation

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Panel to Press Petraeus On Afghan Strategy

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McChrystal's Exit Puts Military-Civilian Ties In Focus

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Lawmakers Praise Petraeus Appointment

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Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, in Kandahar earlier this week. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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McChrystal Faces Obama At The White House

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Gen. McChrystal To Answer For 'Rolling Stone' Story

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Gates Concedes Kandahar Operation Behind Schedule

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Gen. Stanley McChrystal (right), commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, meets Thursday with Defense Secretary Robert Gates at NATO headquarters in Brussels. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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As Afghan Violence Escalates, U.S. Presses Allies

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