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Petraeus Is Now Taking Control of a ‘Tougher Fight’

Publié par Clifford Armion le 24/06/2010

Alissa Rubin

"KABUL, Afghanistan In late 2008, shortly after he had helped pull Iraq back from the brink of catastrophe, Gen. David H. Petraeus prepared to turn to that other American war.

"I've always said that Afghanistan would be the tougher fight, General Petraeus said at the time.

"Now the burden falls to him, at perhaps the decisive moment in President Obama's campaign to reverse the deteriorating situation on the ground here and regain the momentum in this nine-year-old war. In many ways, General Petraeus is being summoned to Afghanistan at a moment similar to the one he faced three years ago in Iraq, when the situation seemed hopeless to a growing number of Americans and their elected representatives as well."

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"Petraeus Is Now Taking Control of a ‘Tougher Fight’", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juin 2010. Consulté le 22/02/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/petraeus-is-now-taking-control-of-a-tougher-fight-