06.29.10 4:47 PM ET
Petraeus to Get Tough
At this morning’s hearing, General Petraeus tamped down talk of an early withdrawal from Afghanistan—and warned of greater U.S. casualties to come.
General Petraeus’ hearings made President Obama a political hostage to his new Afghan commander—but also greatly improved U.S. chances of winning.
After the confirmation love fest comes the hard part: Making progress in a region that hasn’t seen a military success since Genghis Khan. Retired Col. Ken Allard on the obstacles ahead for Petraeus.