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The Petraeus Legacy Is Afghanistan, Not Scandal

Sean Kay | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics
Sean Kay

The national media obsession with private lives is serving no national interest, nor is it helping us to understand the dynamics that led to the failure of our 2009 military planning in Afghanistan.

Iraq Marked Highlight Of Petraeus' Army Career

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 01.10.2013 | World

WASHINGTON — At the close of his time commanding U.S. forces in Iraq, at the height of a legendary military career, Gen. David Petraeus was laud...

Petraeus Talks War At Vanderbilt

The Vanderbilt Hustler | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The first question Professor Michael Newton asked Gen. David H. Petraeus concerned what makes a good leader. Petraeus said big ideas -- the focal poin...

Petraeus Hearings --- More Obama than McCain?

Max Bergmann and Ilan Goldenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max Bergmann and Ilan Goldenberg

As the ranking member of the Armed Services Committee, you'd think John McCain would show up. But instead he is in California campaigning and fundraising.

David Petraeus, Central Command Chief: General Tapped For New Position

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

*** UPDATES BELOW *** The Associated Press is reporting that Gen. David Petraeus has been nominated as the next Chief of Cental Command for the Unite...

The Senators Grill Petraeus; My Brother Messages Me From Iraq

Kelly Nuxoll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kelly Nuxoll

As the Senate hearing on Iraq was winding down, I received an IM from my brother Sam, a soldier in Iraq. He's asking the same thing as the senators: "What are we doing here?"

Obama Holds First Committee Meeting Before Petraeus Hearing

Political Radar | Byron Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Everyone is billing the David Petraeus/Ryan Crocker hearings tomorrow as the foreign policy tryout to the American people. But Sen. Barack Obama, D-Il...

Jason Linkins

Wall Street Journal Pregames Petraeus, Discounts Dissent

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On one level, it is fortunate that the Wall Street Journal, a day before General David Petraeus arrives on Capitol Hill to re-engage his attempts to s...

Clinton Praises Gen. Petraeus

NY Times | Patrick Healy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As critical as she is about the Bush administration's conduct of the Iraq war, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton gave a relatively rare shout-out to the ...

David Petraeus: Iraqis Not Making "Sufficient Progress"

Washington Post | Cameron Barr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With a Senate appearance looming to explain the success of President Bush's surge in Iraq, Gen. David Petreaus has offered his starkest commentary yet...

Petraeus: I Need Another Six Months To Determine Whether "We've Reached A Turning Point"

Thinkprogress.org | Amanda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In the past few months, conservatives such as Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Joe Lieberman (I-CT) have been quick to declare victory in Iraq. In Novembe...

General Petreaus Considered For Top NATO Pose

Financial Times | Michael R. Gordon and Eric Schmitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Pentagon is considering General David H. Petraeus for the top NATO command later this year, a move that would give the general, the top American c...

Bush: We Could "Easily" Be In Iraq For Another 10 Years

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

U.S. President George W. Bush said on Friday the United States would have a long-term presence in Iraq that could "easily" last a decade, but that it ...

New Iraq Approach Acknowedges Benchmarks Unmet

Washington Post | Karen DeYoung and Thomas Ricks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the year since President Bush announced he was changing course in Iraq with a troop "surge" and a new strategy, U.S. military and diplomatic offici...

Iraq Progress Remains 'Fragile:' Petraeus

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

US commander General David Petraeus Sunday hailed "fragile" progress towards damping down sectarian bloodshed in Iraq but cautioned against a faster w...

Petraeus Statistics Analyzed: "Apparent Contradictions Are Relatively Easy To Find"

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Sept. 1, the bullet-riddled bodies of four Iraqi men were found on a Baghdad street. Two days later, a single dead man, with one bullet in his head...

Military Families: Bush/Petraeus "Drawdown" Is Pure Politics

Newsweek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In endorsing Gen. David Petraeus's recommendations on Iraq, President George W. Bush said Thursday night that at least 21,500 U.S. combat forces, plus...

Bush Chief Of Staff: Petraeus Is "Not The Decider"

PBS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Leadership in Iraq JIM LEHRER: Mr. Bolten, how did we get into a situation where one general named Petraeus has suddenly become the master whatever, ...