July 18, 2011 Congressional negotiators and President Obama talk about the debt ceiling; new developments in the British phone hacking scandal; Gen. David Petraeus transfers control in Afghanistan; and there are dangerous heat conditions in the central U.S.
June 23, 2011 President Obama's decision to withdraw all 33,000 surge troops from Afghanistan by the end of next summer was another success for Defense Secretary Robert Gates and a defeat for Gen. David Petraeus, according to Yochi Dreazen and Marc Ambinder of The Atlantic.
April 28, 2011 President Obama chose officials as part of his national security team who should be easily confirmed by the Senate. They also have a familiar, Bush-era feel.
Ryan Crocker, when he was ambassador to Iraq, in Baghdad on Nov. 5, 2008.
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April 27, 2011 Stories this morning also repeat what NPR reported earlier this month — that CIA Director Leon Panetta will be taking over at the Pentagon, while Gen. David Petraeus moves from the war in Afghanistan to the CIA.
Gen. David Petraeus.
April 4, 2011 Several sources, including government officials, say that when Defense Secretary Robert Gates steps down later this year it's possible that CIA Director Leon Panetta will move to the Pentagon. Then Petraeus might take over the CIA.
March 17, 2011 With rare bipartisanship, the House rejected a call for a U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Three Afghan men on a motorcycle passed by as U.S. Marines patrolled last month in Afghanistan's Helmand Province.
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March 15, 2011 This comes as Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, prepares to tell Congress today that there's been solid progress in Afghanistan and that U.S. forces can start to withdraw this summer, as planned.
Gen. David Petraeus on Good Morning America.
December 6, 2010 "I don't know that you say 'confident,' " the commander of U.S. forces tells ABC News when asked about a handover by NATO's deadline.
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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