Posts Tagged ‘ petraeus ’

Bush Administration Reviews Its Afghanistan Policy, Exposing Points of Contention

Sep 23rd, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: United States

The most ambitious of the assessments, run by the White House, begins in earnest this week with a series of high-level meetings, administration officials said. Officials have been directed to produce detailed recommendations within about two weeks for President Bush’s most senior advisers on a broad range of security, counterterrorism, political and development issues.

Petraeus sees huge progress in Iraq

Sep 3rd, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Lead Stories, United States

General Petraeus, the principal architect of the successful 2007-08 surge of US troops that restored security across Baghdad, says the signs of positive change are everywhere. “We have gone from a situation where 14-15 months ago there were 180 attacks a day in Iraq. Now there are on average about 25 attacks a day,” he said.