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. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    NOt MY war. not MY Country. NOt MY women.
    not MY Troops. NOt MY problem.
    Where is MY M.I,.A army Nurse DEborah Chritine Dangelo from New jersey,

    October 15, 2010 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  2. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    and as you all see day in and day out you cna not talk to this filth. they dont lsuiten to words.
    oh yes oits electuion time quick make a deal ,make it look lie your doing something.
    get up and tell em what great job your doing.
    as you lie and die.

    October 15, 2010 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  3. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    oh but delete my messages more, insult and threaten me more.

    October 15, 2010 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  4. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    as you now Die.
    NO Talks. NO Truces NO Deals NO Cease fires.
    Take your filth and get the fuk out.
    to many big words ??? you baby murderering war criminals.

    October 15, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  5. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    Fuking Filth.
    D.R. Shaw BUtte Falls Oregon.

    October 15, 2010 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  6. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    now tell your self im not real some more for another 50 years you fuking pigs.

    October 15, 2010 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  7. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    Iraq = JIhad.
    Have " FUn ".

    October 15, 2010 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  8. phil

    The stretegy in Afghanistan has not changed. It has always been to occupy the land and build pipelines to supply China's oil and gas. We need credit with China, and China needs cheap oil to produce that plastic crap you buy at wal-mart. it's a cozy little arrangement.

    October 15, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    Bloicked intercpted message.
    abiout the wsucvide of one of My Men. ADam.

    October 15, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    you coward leaders and c.i.a are now blocking andintercptiung my messages about the killings and suicdes of americas troops.

    October 15, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    they have all war news blacked out in america, or any other real news,

    October 15, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    still they try to destract me while they use what i say fast as i say it,

    October 15, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    set andinterecpet ansd run outn and use for political gain andfinalcial gain,,

    October 15, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    more intercpted blocked messages as you DIE.

    October 15, 2010 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    you set there and murder and lie to your own troops.

    October 15, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
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