October 15th, 2010
09:17 AM ET

Petraeus: 'Right strategy' in place in Afghanistan

The top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan said Friday he is confident that the tough fight in Afghanistan is headed in the right direction and he backs the president's peace moves.

"No one should have any illusions about how difficult the fight will continue to be as we and our Afghan partners strive to bring peace to a nation that has suffered through more than 30 years of continuous war," Petraeus said in a lecture at the Royal United Services Institute.

"Still, I believe that we now have the right strategy in place."

He cited military efforts to improve security in the southern Afghanistan's Kandahar and Helmand provinces and focused on the importance of increasing the size of the Afghan security forces.

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  1. phil

    @Canuck.....your liking afghanistan to viet-nam is stupid. Troops are there protecting China's oil and gas lines that run thru Afghanistan. If the troops were pulled, China would stop extending US credit. You didn't really think China gives US credit because we are credit-worthy did you?

    October 16, 2010 at 11:17 am | Report abuse | Reply
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