Post Tagged with: "Gen David Petraeus"

August 26, 2010 06:35

Letter from a Soldier – why we’re losing

“We’ve been playing the great game in Afghanistan for nine years now. After spending the time here that I have, I’m certain we will be nowhere close to pulling out by July 2011. At best, we probably have another five years here. The main reason is … our military is a superior killing force, and that is not what is called for here.”

July 4, 2010 12:46

Petraeus “we are in this to win”

Gen. David Petraeus boldly declared “we are in this to win” Sunday as he took command of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan at a time of skepticism over a counterinsurgency strategy he himself pioneered and confusion over goals in an increasingly violent war.

June 30, 2010 07:50

Taliban attack Nato base in Afghanistan

The attack came a day after US Gen David Petraeus warned of an “industrial strength insurgency” in the country.