Washington Memo: New Role for Petraeus

General David Petraeus' success, however tentative, in turning down the boiling violence in Iraq is winning praise from Washington politicians. But it's his recent trip back to the capital to help select the next crop of the Army's one-star generals that's generating Hooahs! up and down the ranks and may make an even more lasting contribution to U.S. military affairs. Army Secretary Pete Geren, noticing that Petraeus was due to return to the U.S. for a family gathering, decided to saddle the general with an additional task: help groom the service's future leadership.

Petraeus and 14 other Army generals are reviewing...

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