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General Petraeus

Rachel Maddow's Anxiety Dream

Anne Hill | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Hill

Rachel Maddow's dream highlights some universal concerns that arise in our anxiety dreams, including the pressure we face being professionals while still being ourselves.

10,000 More Troops Requested By US Commanders For Afghanistan

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Gen. David Petraeus disclosed today that American commanders have requested the deployment of an additional 10,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan next yea...

Rachel Weiner

Petraeus Rejects Cheney Comments, Says US No Less Safe Under Obama (VIDEO) | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On CNN Sunday, General David Petraeus countered former Vice President Dick Cheney's recent claim that Obama's administration had made America less saf...

Afghanistan War: The West's 'Fatal Mistakes'

The Independent | Patrick Cockburn | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

After seven long years in which it seemed a sideshow to the bigger conflict in Iraq, the war in Afghanistan has reached a critical point. The US must ...

Obama's Afghanistan Policy Sneak Peak: Ambinder

Marc Ambinder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama's new posture toward Afghanistan and Pakistan, to be unveiled tomorrow, codifies for the first time Iran's role in regional dip...

McKiernan Gets Control of Disputed U.S. Raids In Afghanistan

Inter Press Service | Gareth Porter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON, Mar 20 (IPS) - U.S. Special Operations forces in Afghanistan, whose commando raids and airstrikes against suspected Taliban targets have c...

President Obama, Talk To The Taliban

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jon Soltz

When it comes to stabilizing the region and denying al Qaeda free ground, bringing in a wide range of players is a good idea, as long as they're willing to make concessions to have a seat at the table.

Commanders In Iraq Challenge Petraeus On Pullout Risk

Inter Press Service | Gareth Porter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON, Feb 17 (IPS) - CENTCOM Commander General David Petraeus and Multinational Force Iraq (MNF-I) Commander General Ray Odierno have submitted ...

Iraq Withdrawal Lite

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

Can a withdrawal plan point to an "end" to the war while leaving behind a garrison of up to 50,000 troops in a hostile land?

Petraeus Leaked Misleading Story On Pullout Plans: IPS Analysis

Inter Press Service | Gareth Porter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON, Feb 9 (IPS) - The political maneuvering between President Barack Obama and his top field commanders over withdrawal from Iraq has taken a ...

"We Won't Take That History Lightly"

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harry Shearer

It's neat that Petraeus should pause to remember history at this juncture, after he's helped perpetuate an Iraqi adventure that completely ignored history in the same part of the world.

Iran And The Future Of Afghanistan

Council on Foregin Relations | Greg Bruno and Lionel Beehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In crafting a new approach to the war in Afghanistan, U.S. military and political leaders say Iran-once dubbed a member of the "axis of evil" by forme...

Petraeus versus the President?

The Real News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
The Real News


Afghanistan Will Be General Petraeus' Ultimate Coin Toss | C.M. Sennott | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Four-star General David H. Petraeus, the chief of U.S. Central Command, performed the coin toss before kickoff at the Super Bowl. And there couldn't...

Clint and Cheney: a Tale of Two Dicks

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

The VP and Eastwood's character are both gruff, prickly, taciturn, sandpaper-voiced men, given to conservative views, macho posturing, and a narrow view of right and wrong. And they both always seem on the verge of telling people around them to go f**k themselves. Read More Will The Madoff Debacle Finally End The "Who Could Have Known?" Era? Iraq. Fannie Mae. Citigroup. Bernie Madoff. When you look at the elements that were crucial to the creation of each of these debacles, it's amazing how much in common they all have. And not just in how they began but in how they ended: with those responsible being amazed at what happened, because...who could have known? Read More Watch: Arianna Talks New Media and Politics with Ashton Kutcher

The U.S. Attack on Syria: Implications for the Next Administration

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen Zunes

Obama's refusal to criticize the U.S. attack on Syria raises the prospect that rather than pursue the diplomatic route, he will instead "pick up where the Bush Administration has now ended."

An Interrogator Speaks: I'm Still Tortured by What I Saw In Iraq | Matthew Alexander | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

I should have felt triumphant when I returned from Iraq in August 2006. Instead, I was worried and exhausted. My team of interrogators had successfull...

Petraeus Successor Odierno Faces Many Challenges In Iraq, Raising Concerns For Some

The Miami Herald | Chris Vaughn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Gen. David Petraeus cast such an enormous shadow the last two years that only the most fervent Army watcher could probably say wh...

Petraeus to McCain: I'm Not Your Guy

Patrick Barry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patrick Barry

For someone who McCain claims would be among his most trusted counselors, General Petraeus doesn't seem to agree with McCain on much of anything.

Petraeus Opts Out of Politics -- or Does He?

Andrew Bacevich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Bacevich

By claiming to be apolitical, Petraeus might be positioning himself to assert a role not only in implementing policy but in shaping policy to suit his own agenda, in Iraq and elsewhere.

Petraeus Launches Strategy Review: Afghanistan Will Probably Be "The Longest Campaign Of The Long War"

Washington Post | Ann Scott Tyson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Gen. David H. Petraeus has launched a major reassessment of U.S. strategy for Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq and the surrounding region, while warn...

An Open Letter to Barack Obama on the Eve of the Last Presidential Debate

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

What distinguishes your campaign, Senator Obama, from that of your opponent's is that you see the world in three dimensions, and understand the importance of nuance.

General Petraeus: Talks with the Taliban Are Kosher

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Did our incoming commander in Afghanistan just compare the Taliban to our Founding Fathers?

Petraeus Bolsters Obama Position

Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Throughout Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign, the Republican nominee has wrapped himself in the mantle of U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, pro...

The Surge "Success" Debunked

Luis Carlos Montalván | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Luis Carlos Montalván

Iraq remains a powder keg. "The Surge" has done little to increase security, a state of civil war remains and regional conflict threatens greater problems for the future.