Afghan Ultra-Violence: Petraeus Triples Air War

12/14/2010 10:46 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

November is ordinarily the month when the air war in Afghanistan -- and really, the whole American-led campaign -- ratchets down for the winter. This November, with Gen. David Petraeus in charge of the war effort, things have been different. Radically different. NATO fighter jets and attack planes launched their bombs and missiles on 850 separate missions this November. That's three-and-a-half times the number of attack sorties they flew in November 2009.

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