Petraeus And The Way Out Of Iraq : Blog Of The Nation It's a time of transition in Iraq, with the departure of General David Petraeus... And, soon, a new commander in chief in the White House.
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Petraeus And The Way Out Of Iraq

U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Raymond Odierno and Gen. David Petraeus in May. Source: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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General David Petraeus spent almost two years as the commander of U.S. and allied forces in Iraq, and in that time, the situation on the ground changed dramatically. Senior Writer for U.S. News & World Report Linda Robinson made 11 trips to Iraq to interview the General and his team, and she's got a new book detailing the military strategy and local strife, plus ideas about the challenges awaiting the next president.

New York Times correspondent Dexter Filkins is in Baghdad now, and he'll report from there about Iraqis assuming responsibility for security in Anbar, plus the resurgence of the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan... Two more countries that will fall under Petraeus's command as the new chief of U.S. Central Command, headquarted in Tampa.