Gen. Petraeus

 
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Petraeus the paper tiger

What now for the legacy of General David Petraeus? Columnist Joshua Foust thinks his was a flawed narrative to begin with.

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The numbers game in Afghanistan

Proponents of the surge point to encouraging stats, but Joshua Foust asks, what do these numbers really mean?

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When the pundits toe the general’s line

The recent revelation that Gen. Petraeus — now installed as the third commander of the flagging Afghan War in two years — collaborated with at least one pundit to get his story into the public isn’t exactly earth-shaking. But it might point to deeper problems with the commentary industry: namely, who’s driving the discussion?

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