The General Exits His Labyrinth


General David Petraeus passed the baton as commander of the U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan to Marine Lieut. General John Allen; the former will soon swap his fatigues for civilian duties as head of the CIA. Petraeus has presided over a year of operations in the war-torn nation and has been instrumental in paving the way for Afghan forces to take greater control of security. But as the U.S. prepares to draw down its troop presence, grave questions about Afghanistan's future remain. According to the U.N., more Afghan civilians died in conflict in the...

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