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The Presidency, Politics and Petraeus

There’s more to President Barack Obama’s decision to name General David Petraeus to run the war in Afghanistan than mere adherence to the American chain of command and a need for war management continuity.   After sacking General Stanley (Foot-In-Mouth) McChrystal, Obama gave the job to Petraeus, the head of Central Command or CENTCOM. Aside from all the obvious military and […]