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.
During the confirmation hearing for Gen. Petraeus, the thing to listen for was a date. Michael O’Hanlon on why President Obama agrees with Sen. McCain on Afghanistan.