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Gen. Petraeus


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.


The numbers game in Afghanistan

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


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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