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Petraeus: Taliban Momentum Halted in Key Areas

Gen. David H. Petraeus, the commander of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, says the momentum built up by the Taliban has been reversed in the south of the country and Kabul, according to BBC. Petraeus said it was important to destroy the safe havens of Taliban. He also said he would …

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Mattis Assumes Command of CENTCOM

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates yesterday presided over Marine Corps Gen. James N. Mattis’ assumption of command from Marine Corps Lt. Gen. John Allen, who had been acting commander since Army Gen. David H. Petraeus left the command to lead NATO operations in Afghanistan. “General Mattis is one of the …

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Senate Confirms Mattis as Head of Central Command

Marine Corps Gen. James N. Mattis was unanimously confirmed by the Senate yesterday as new commander of U.S. Central Command. Mattis was recommended by Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and will succeed Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, who is now commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan. His most …

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Mattis Appears before Senate in Confirmation Hearing

Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis yesterday appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee during his confirmation hearing to head U.S. Central Command. Mattis, who was nominated by President Barack Obama to succeed Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, explained the need for continued military, civilian and regional cooperation to successfully drive …

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Petraeus Begins Confirmation Process at Senate Hearing

The newly appointed U.S. Commander in Afghanistan Gen. David Petraeus appeared yesterday before the Senate Armed Services Committee and gave his remarks on the situation in Afghanistan. The testimony was part of the confirmation process for the general after he was nominated by President Barack Obama to replace Stanley McChrystal …

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Obama: Afghanistan Crucial to National Interests

During a break in the G-20 Summit yesterday, President Barack Obama called Afghanistan a remaining crucial situation to national interests. “I think that we’re going to need to provide assistance to Afghanistan for a long time to come,” he commented, explaining the “very poor country” will continue to need help …

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Gates, Mullen Comment on Resignation of McChrystal

In light of the recent resignation of former NATO and U.S. Commander in Afghanistan Gen. Stanley McChrystal, Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Navy Adm. Mike Mullen commented on their support of President Barack Obama’s decision to install David Petraeus as McChrystal’s replacement, both stating McChrystal showed poor judgment in his …

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Flournoy and Petraeus Explain U.S. Progress During Senate Hearing

During a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, head of Central Command Gen. David Petraeus and Undersecretary of Defense Michele Flournoy declared a message of slow, but progressive, military success in Afghanistan, despite aggressive questioning from Senate members. Flournoy addressed the evidence of progress in the U.S. Afghan efforts. She said: …

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Army Gen. Odierno Raises Internet Concerns

Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno last week expressed concerns about how the ease of Internet communications sometimes undermine military operations, saying it is “absolutely essential” the issue gets properly addressed. Odierno is one of several military leader to voice worries about how online communications could potentially undermine security efforts. Army …

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