Tuesday, June 29, 2010

General Petraeus Confirmed By U.S. Senate To Run The Afghan War

Gen. David H. Petraeus before his confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. Doug Mills/The New York Times

Senate Committee Votes To Confirm Petraeus -- Washington Post

The Senate Armed Services Committee voted Tuesday to confirm Gen. David H. Petraeus as the next commander of U.S. and foreign forces in Afghanistan after the general told senators he would insist on "an unshakeable commitment to teamwork among all elements of the U.S. government."

The Obama administration is seeking Petraeus's quick confirmation to replace Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, who resigned last week after he and his senior aides made comments to Rolling Stone magazine criticizing Vice President Biden and other senior officials.

The committee vote clears the way for a vote by the full Senate.

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More News On Petraeus' Confirmation Hearings

Petraeus Pledges Look at Firepower in Afghanistan
-- New York Times
Petraeus says he will review Afghanistan rules of engagement -- Washington Times
Petraeus: Strategy won't change, but rules of engagement might -- Stars And Stripes
Afghanistan war: General Petraeus rethinking rules of engagement -- Christian Science Monitor
Senate panel backs Petraeus; swift confirmation expected -- USA Today
Senate Panel OKs Petraeus To Run Afghan War -- NPR
New U.S. Commander Backs Afghan Withdrawal Plan -- Wall Street Journal
Petraeus vows long-term commitment in Afghan war -- AP
Petraeus: Progress in Afghanistan, but Tough Times Ahead -- Voice of America
U.S. general says fighting in Afghanistan could intensify -- Xinhuanet
Petraeus' political skills on display before Senate panel -- Miami Herald/McClatchy News
Petraeus: exit strategy is not a rushed withdrawal -- Independent
Petraeus: Afghan withdrawals a 'process,' not an exit -- L.A. Times
Praise All Around for Petraeus' Unsung Hero -- FOX News
Petraeus Calls Afghanistan a Test of Wills -- U.S. Department of Defense
Biden to dine with Petraeus -- Politico

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