Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Petraeus Confirmation Hearings Start Today

Petraeus Hearings: Easy Confirmation, Difficult Task -- Time Magazine

General David Petraeus always wanted to go back before the Senate Armed Services Committee for a third confirmation hearing. But he was hoping it would be for promotion to serve as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff — not to demote him to run one of two wars he's now overseeing as chief of U.S. Central Command. But that's what's happening Tuesday morning, as Petraeus returns to testify before the panel he fainted in front of two weeks ago, several days before precision-guided munitions disguised as a Rolling Stone magazine profile blew up the career of General Stanley McChrystal.

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More News On The Petraeus Confirmation Hearings

Previewing the David Petraeus hearing -- Politico
General Petraeus hearing to put Afghanistan war, not him, in hot seat -- Christian Science Monitor
Petraeus Likely To Face Smooth Sailing in Senate Hearing to Take Afghanistan Command -- ABC News
Gen David Petraeus faces confirmation to lead Afgan war -- BBC
Petraeus confirmation hearings to start -- CBC
Petraeus faces questions from war-weary lawmakers -- AP
Senate set to OK Petraeus as U.S. Afghan commander -- Reuters
Petraeus Senate hearing just the start -- BBC
Both houses of Congress to debate war -- Washington Post
Petraeus circles two camps -- Jim Lobe, Asia Times
Analysis: Petraeus Faces Daunting Challenges -- New York Times/AP
Gen. Petraeus Returns -- Jamie Dupree, AJC
A Good General Is Not Enough -- Thomas Joscelyn, CBS News

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