June 30, 2010 One reader would like to know why Gen. David Petraeus needed to be confirmed to his position as head of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan.
An Afghan sheep herder on a Kandahar street as seen through the window of a U.S. Army armored vehicle.
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June 24, 2010 Just a couple of stories about the situation in Kandahar suggest just how difficult a task Gen. David Petraeus has ahead of him in trying to reverse the situation in Afghanistan.
June 24, 2010 For all the talk about Gen. David Petraeus replacing Gen. Stanley McChrystal in Afghanistan, the point is, in the end, the policy remains the same. And not everyone thinks that's good news.
President Obama named Gen. Petraeus to replace Gen. Stanley McChrystal as top commander of the U.S. Force in Afghanistan.
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June 23, 2010 In a statement, the president said that he had made "a difficult decision" to accept the resignation of Gen. Stanley McChrystal.
June 16, 2010 Pentagon Talks Up Afghanistan Strategy Despite Skeptics In Congress
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