Gen. Petraeus: Insurgency Growing In Afghanistan Head of U.S. Central Command Gen. David Petraeus testified before Congress on Wednesday about the conflict in Afghanistan. He noted that the insurgents' numbers are growing in the country, but that they will be fought "relentlessly and aggressively" by American troops.
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Gen. Petraeus: Insurgency Growing In Afghanistan

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Gen. Petraeus: Insurgency Growing In Afghanistan

Gen. Petraeus: Insurgency Growing In Afghanistan

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Head of U.S. Central Command Gen. David Petraeus testified before Congress on Wednesday about the conflict in Afghanistan. He noted that the insurgents' numbers are growing in the country, but that they will be fought "relentlessly and aggressively" by American troops.

Petraeus also elaborated on the situation in Pakistan, calling Afghanistan and Pakistan "a single theater," and outlining a two-pronged strategy in the country.

"First, we will expand our partnership with the Pakistani military," Petraeus explained. "Second, we will help promote closer cooperation across the Afghan-Pakistan border by providing training equipment facilities and intelligence capabilities and by bringing together Afghan and Pakistani military officers."

Petraeus talks with Neal Conan about U.S. strategy in the region and responds to listeners' questions.