David Petraeus


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This is the potential problem that could confront the president of the United States with that most awesome and awful of problems: which is to use a really significant amount of force knowing that there really is no good option.feedback
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Jul 05 2017 North Korea
David Petraeus has most recently been quoted in an article called The AUMF Is Stretched Beyond Recognition. David Petraeus said, “He has shown a willingness to make decisions. Bashar Assad used chemical weapons. Within 36 hours, 50 cruise missiles hit the airfields from which those were launched. And I thought that was pretty impressive. It was measured. It was proportionate. It was decisive. There was no agonizing. He didn't throw it to Congress. There were no strolls around the White House grounds.”. David Petraeus has been quoted a grand total of 22 times in 13 articles.
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Oct 17 2016

It's much more sustainable in terms of blood and treasure than obviously having our forces have to do it.feedback

Nov 25 2010

As I have provided to the heads of state and government in Lisbon, it is our assessment that we have arrested the momentum of the Taliban in many areas of the country, but not all.feedback

Jun 30 2010 - Taliban

My sense is that the tough fighting will continue. Indeed, it may get more intense in the next few months, as we take away the enemy's safe havens and reduce the enemy's freedom of action. The insurgents will fight back.feedback

Sep 11 2007

I believe Iraq's problems will require a long-term effort. There are no easy answers or quick solutions. And although we both believe this effort can succeed, it will take time. Our assessments underscore, in fact, the importance of recognising that a premature draw down of our forces would likely have devastating consequences.feedback

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