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Petraeus: U.S. Making Progress in 'Complex' War

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Petraeus: U.S. Making Progress in 'Complex' War

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Petraeus: U.S. Making Progress in 'Complex' War

Petraeus: U.S. Making Progress in 'Complex' War

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The U.S. Army general in charge of the Iraq war says that it is "the most complex and challenging" he has ever seen. But, speaking to reporters at the Pentagon, Gen. David Petraeus said that U.S. forces are making progress. He also said that conditions in Iraq may get worse before they get better.

The general briefed lawmakers Wednesday, just before the House passed legislation calling for a troop pullout deadline of April 1, 2008.