07/12/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Petraeus: Afghanistan Attacks Reach Record High

America's top general painted a bleak picture Thursday of the immediate future in Afghanistan, saying that insurgent attacks have risen to record levels not seen since 2001.

"There is no question that the situation has deteriorated over the course of the past two years and that there are difficult times ahead," said Gen. David Petraeus, who heads the US Central Command.

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