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David Petraeus

David Howell Petraeus (pronunciation: /pɪˈtreɪ.əs/; born November 7, 1952) is a United States Army general who serves as the current Commander, ... More »David Howell Petraeus (pronunciation: /pɪˈtreɪ.əs/; born November 7, 1952) is a United States Army general who serves as the current Commander, International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and Commander, U.S. Forces Afghanistan (USFOR-A). His other four-star assignments include serving as the 10th Commander, U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) from October 13, 2008, to June 30, 2010, and as Commanding General, Multi-National Force - Iraq (MNF-I) from January 26, 2007, to September 16, 2008. As commander of MNF-I, Petraeus oversaw all coalition forces in Iraq. He was confirmed by the Senate on June 30, 2010, and took over command from temporary commander Lieutenant-General Sir Nick Parker on July 4, 2010. Petraeus has a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy from which he graduated in 1974 as a distinguished cadet (top 5% of his class). He was the General George C. Marshall Award winner as the top graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College... [ Wikipedia ]

U.S. needs to plan for the day after an Iran deal

By David Petraeus

U.S. needs to plan for the day after an Iran deal - The Washington Post David H. Petraeus is a former director of the CIA and a former commander of U.S. Central Command. Vance Serchuk is an adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security. Advocates of the effort to reach a ...

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Federal judge dismisses lawsuit against Obama administration over drone strikes

The suit was against then-Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, then-CIA Director David Petraeus and two commanders in the military's Special Operations forces. Permitting a lawsuit against individual officials "under the circumstances of this case would impermissibly draw the court into `the ...

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Brad Pitt To Star As Gen. Stan McChrystal

He was replaced by Gen. David Petraeus. Writing in his book "Duty," then-Defense Secretary Robert Gates wrote of the incident: About five p.m., Stan called me to apologize for the article. Deeply fearful of its impact on the war, for once I couldn't contain my anger: "What the f--- were ...

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Income Inequality Institute Will Pay Paul Krugman $25,000 Per Month

Even David Petraeus, whom CUNY initially offered $150,000, conducted a weekly 3-hour seminar. Along with the offer letter, CUNY released dozens of emails between Krugman and university officials. “Perhaps I’m being premature or forward,” the Graduate Center’s President, Chase Robinson...

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2 congressmen have questions in Jill Kelley leak

Jill Kelley is suing the FBI and the departments of Defense and State in an effort to learn who in the U.S. government leaked her name and some of her emails amid the uproar over Gen. David Petraeus ' affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell. The FBI determined that Broadwell was the ...

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Rise of conservative media is unintentionally protecting Obama

This week, the former deputy director of the CIA acknowledged that he had disobeyed his then-boss, David Petraeus, and edited the administration’s talking points about the attack on an American consulate in Benghazi in September 2012 to remove reference to a terrorist attack. You may not ...

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CUNY to pay Paul Krugman $225,000

CUNY previously caught flak when it offered to pay four-star general and former CIA Director David Petraeus $150,000 to teach a class. The deal was subsequently squelched, and Petraeus agreed to take only $1...

Seymour Hersh Does It Again! Killing in the name of …

Disgraced General David Petraeus directed the operation. Al Nusra, heavily backed by Turkey, had close ties to the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group ; the Al Qaeda aligned jihadists who helped topple the government of Muammar Gaddafi. Hersh's investigation uncovers the "highly classified" ...

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Petraeus: Prospect Of Final Nuclear Deal With Iran Is 'Now Maybe Better Than 50/50'

) Gen. David Petraeus said last week that he believes the chances that the U.S. and its international partners will reach a final nuclear agreement with Iran are now better than they have been at any point throughout the negotiations, and that a final deal can contain an effective ...

Writing and Reading: Powerful, Liberating and Potentially Dangerous Tools

Ricks defiantly closes his article and says "just ask David Petraeus, a Princeton Ph.D." The article never mentioned the famous retired four-star General before in the article and never states the fact Petraeus graduated from West Point with his undergraduate degree -- that fact ...

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They were part of the surge effort led by Gen. David Petraeus. Besides patrolling the district, they worked to set up a new market—hoping to secure better public spaces to make it possible for more residents to set up shop and stay safe while doing it. Today that market has mostly lapsed ...

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Twilight of the Bush dynasty: Perry or Petraeus in 2016

But do not rule out retired Gen. David Petraeus, the former CIA director. His important essay yesterday in The Washington Post, "The U.S. needs a plan for the day after the Iran deal," coauthored with Vance Serchuk, may be more than a military plan. My guess is that its timing suggests a ...

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