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Showing posts with label General David Petraeus. Show all posts
Showing posts with label General David Petraeus. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

McChrystal Out; Petraeus Picked for Afghanistan



President Barack Obama sacked his loose-lipped Afghanistan commander Wednesday, a seismic shift for the military order in wartime, and chose the familiar, admired — and tightly disciplined — Gen. David Petraeus to replace him. Petraeus, architect of the Iraq war turnaround, was once again to take hands-on leadership of a troubled war effort.

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Petraeus Slumps Over Desk During Senate Hearing

Gen. David Petraeus can be seen slumping over a table during testimony before a Senate panel on June 15 in Washington. (FNC)

General David Petraeus explained that he must have gotten "dehydrated" after he appeared to pass out in the middle of a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Tuesday.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

New York Times’ Front Page Announces U.S. Expansion of ‘Secret Military Acts’ in Middle East


By Susan Jones

T
he N
ew York Times, giving America’s friends and foes a heads-up, reports that Gen. David Petraeus signed a “secret directive” in September authorizing “a broad expansion of secret military activity” in the Middle East.

Special Operations troops will go to “both friendly and hostile nations in the Middle East, Central Asia, and the Horn of Africa to gather intelligence and build ties with local forces,” said a report published online on Monday, May 24. The
report appears in Tuesday’s newspaper.

Gen. Petraeus’ order also “permits reconnaissance that could pave the way for possible military strikes in Iran if tensions over its nuclear ambitions escalate.”


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