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  •  Short list of Petreaus' failings - as General (1+ / 0-)
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      by McChrystal and then-Gen. David Petraeus

      In the fall of 2009, as President Barack Obama and his relatively new national security team deliberated a troop surge in Afghanistan, someone leaked a secret internal report by the top general in charge of the war.
      The leak was interpreted inside the White House as a calculated move by the military brass to make a public case that would leave Obama "boxed in" to the strategy preferred by advocates of troop-heavy counterinsurgency, including McChrystal and then-Gen. David Petraeus, the regional commander.
      "Obama and his White House aides fumed,"

      "Who are these men who really run this land? And why do they run it with such a thoughtless hand? David Crosby.

      by allenjo on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 04:39:09 PM PST

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