General David Petraeus

  • Petraeus' successor in Afghanistan linked to scandal November 13, 2012

    Perth: In a new twist to the Gen David Petraeus sex scandal, the Pentagon said on Tuesday that the top American commander in Afghanistan, General John Allen, is under investigation for alleged "inappropriate communications" with a woman who is said to have received threatening emails from Paula Broadwell, the woman...
  • Paula Broadwell: the woman behind Petraeus's exit from CIA November 11, 2012

    CIA Director David Petraeus resigned abruptly following reports of an extra-marital affair with a journalist. In a letter to the CIA, Petraeus acknowledged poor judgement in carrying on the affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell while in Afghanistan. He admitted it was unacceptable behaviour. For the director of the CIA, being...
  • Indian interest in Afghanistan legitimate: US Gen July 1, 2010

    Washington: General David Petraeus, set to be the top commander in Afghanistan, has said that the US would work with both Pakistan and India, as New Delhi without question has a legitimate interest in the region. In efforts to bring about reconciliation in Afghanistan, the US was with both Afghanistan and...
  • 'India has legitimate interest in Afghanistan' June 30, 2010

    Washington: Strongly refuting the Pakistani claim that India has no role in Afghanistan, new US Commander General David Petraeus has said that New Delhi has a legitimate interest in the region. "India has legitimate interests in this region," Gen Petraeus said in response to a question at his confirmation hearing for...
  • 'Pak considers India greater threat than al Qaeda' October 7, 2009

    Washington: The Pakistani leadership and its spy agency ISI still consider India as its greatest threat, even greater than the Taliban and Al Qaeda terrorists, a stance that affects US strategy in the region, says a top US military commander. "It is important to note that India is still seen as...
  • US gives Pakistan 2-week deadline to finish Taliban May 1, 2009

    New Delhi: The US has served an ultimatum to the Zardari government. Top US General, General David Petraeus - who is the head of the US Central Command - has hinted at direct action from his country if Pakistan doesn't destroy the Taliban within two weeks. The stern warning from General...
  • Pak journo to advise US panel on subcontinent November 7, 2008

    New Delhi: Pakistani journalist Ahmed Rashid has been appointed as a consultant on a panel set up by General David Petraeus, the Chief of US Central Command. The panel will review US strategy in the subcontinent. Rashid is expected to argue on the need for international intervention on Kashmir. He believes that Pakistan's...
  • Bush orders troop cutback but US won't leave Iraq September 14, 2007

    Washington: US President George W Bush has endorsed the recommendation of his top general on withdrawing some troops from Iraq. Bush on Thursday ordered gradual troop reductions in Iraq but defied calls for a dramatic change of course, telling war-weary Americans the US military role there will stretch beyond his presidency. Trying...