Petraeus Claims Cautious Progress in Afghanistan
Posted on Aug 23, 2010
Having assumed the position of the top commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, Gen. David Petraeus offers his guarded assessment of the status of the war in Afghanistan in this BBC interview, and he apparently believes that inroads have been made against the Taliban in key areas of the country. —KA
The commander of Nato forces in Afghanistan says the momentum built up by the Taliban has been reversed in the south of the country and capital Kabul.
General David Petraeus said it was important to destroy the safe havens of Taliban.
He also said he would offer President Obama his best professional advice on the wisdom of handing control to Afghan forces next July.
It was the president’s prerogative to accept or reject that advice, he added.