7,582. 6/23/2010

In late June [23] 2010, after accepting [top U.S. and NATO Commander in Afghanistan] General [Stanley] McChrystal’s resignation in the wake of the controversial Rolling Stone article, [President Barack] Obama appointed General David Petraeus as commander of the Afghan war; the second American president to pick the cerebral strategist to turn around a war that the United States wasn’t winning.”

 – Peter Bergen, The Longest War, Pages 333-334

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