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    Default AP Sources: Panetta to Pentagon, Petraeus to CIA

    AP Sources: Panetta to Pentagon, Petraeus to CIA

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    Associated Press unnamed sources say Panetta to Pentagon, Petraeus to CIA, Crocker to Kabul and Allen to ISAF.



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    Default Petraeus Confident as He Leaves Afghanistan

    Petraeus Confident as He Leaves Afghanistan

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    Petraeus Confident as He Leaves Afghanistan by Carlotta Gall, New York Times. BLUF: "... the general said signs of progress were beginning to appear. Insurgent attacks were down in May and June compared with the same months in 2010, and July is showing the same trend, he said... But he warned that there would still be tough fighting in the next 15 months before 33,000 surge troops are brought back to the United States, according to the schedule that President Obama laid out in a speech on June 22..."



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    Default General David H. Petraeus (USA, Ret.)

    General David H. Petraeus (USA, Ret.)

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    Default Can Petraeus Handle CIA’s Skepticism on Afghanistan?

    Can Petraeus Handle CIA’s Skepticism on Afghanistan?

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    Default The Petraeus Doctrine

    Just located this article, sub-titled on the web version: 'How good a general was David Petraeus?' which was published five weeks ago in The Spectator by Professor Andrew Bacevich:http://www.spectator.co.uk/essays/al...petraeus.thtml

    Following my practice he concludes:
    In the meantime, however, the infatuation with Petraeus does real harm. It contributes to an abiding American (and perhaps more broadly western) misunderstanding of war. The illusion that generalship determines war’s outcome — call it the cult of the commander — clouds our judgment. We persuade ourselves to think that however disappointing the last war, installing the right general — someone like David Petraeus — will ensure a better outcome next time. It obscures one of history’s central teachings: that war by its very nature is unpredictable and uncontrollable, a leap into the dark certain to yield consequences other than those predicted. Nothing in Petraeus’s record overturns that core truth.
    There are other, earlier pithy comments.
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    Default Petraeus Orders Increased Military Role in CIA Analysis

    Petraeus Orders Increased Military Role in CIA Analysis

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    Default Book: Petraeus almost quit over Afghan drawdown

    Book: Petraeus almost quit over Afghan drawdown

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    Default Petraeus steps down from post

    David Petraeus has resigned his post as director of the CIA, citing an extra-marital affair in a letter to the white house...

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/n...n-nbc/1695271/

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    Link to NBC news on the Petraeus situation.



    http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012...id=msnhp&pos=1

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    Default CIA Director Petraeus Resigns, Cites Extramarital Affair

    CIA Director Petraeus Resigns, Cites Extramarital Affair

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    If you can’t keep things on the down-low, D/CIA really isn’t the job for you.
    If you don’t read the newspaper, you are uninformed; if you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed. – Mark Twain (attributed)

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    Default Don't Ask; Don't Care

    but admittedly, that is not the current "standard of practice". It is an interesting juxtaposition to the demise of "don't ask; don't tell".

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    What the hell? I come home from the pub and this the first thing I see. Dumbfounded. It's a loss, it really is. Though fair play to him for coming out with it before the media exposed him.
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    Default Yup, TDB

    and thanks for mentioning the media. By "standard of practice", I meant the current "I gotcha" culture of the media, politicians, etc.

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    I am skeptical that this has anything at all to do with an affair.
    "We fight, get beat, rise, and fight again." Gen. Nathanael Greene

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    Default Oh, I'm sure the affair is the reason...

    However, it probably removes a potential 2016 candidate from contention.

    Which may or may not be why the FBI was accessing his e-mails...

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    Good work, Paula. Looks Like the GEN was "All In".

    SMH. What a disappointment.
    Sir, what the hell are we doing?

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    Ms. Broadwell has been hanging around with the general for years. And by golly, just today, a few days after the election, a few days before the secret hearings, a few months after 4 Americans were unlucky in Benghazi, a few weeks after the CIA said THEY never held up help and what do you know, it's a Friday; why just today this story breaks. Ain't life just full of coincidences.
    "We fight, get beat, rise, and fight again." Gen. Nathanael Greene

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    Quote Originally Posted by carl View Post
    I am skeptical that this has anything at all to do with an affair.
    I am as well, but I seem to differ from the others here in suspecting that he probably failed at reforming the bureaucracy and preferred an early exit.

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    Default Keane on Petraeus

    Keane on Petraeus

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