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Friday, April 1, 2011

Petraeus Gives Afghanistan Update in London

By Andrew Drwiega, Military Editor

Gen. David Petraeus, commander of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and U.S. Forces Afghanistan (USFUR-A) presented a briefing at the United Kingdom’s Royal United Services Institute, Whitehall, London on March 23. The following represents some highlights from the discussion that took place related to his presentation. “You cannot kill or capture your way out of an industrial strength insurgency, you must integrate as many of the reconcilable members of the insurgency as you can and it is clear that the British contribution in Afghanistan is of signal importance to this overall effort.”
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