David Petreaus, Commander-in-Chief (Central Command)

This is incredibly good news — only promoting General Petreaus to CINCEUCOM (where he would have overseen NATO operations in Afghanistan) would be comparable:

The Associated Press: Gen. Petraeus named as next commander of Mideast command
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press has learned that Gen. David Petraeus, the four-star general who has been leading troops in Iraq, has been tapped to become the next commander of U.S. Central Command.

If confirmed by the Senate, he would replace Navy Adm. William Fallon, who stepped down in March.

Taking Petraeus’ position as the senior commander in Iraq would be Lt. Gen. Ray Odierno, who had until recently been serving as Petraeus’ deputy.

Completing the Counter-Insurgency cycle in Iraq is incredibly important — and Petreaus is just the man to do it.

3 thoughts on “David Petreaus, Commander-in-Chief (Central Command)”

  1. I predict that Petreaus will one day run for President. If he can turn around Iraq and at least help make it appear that we “won,” I think he’s got a good chance. Many times I watch the news and wonder while watching the candidates “how can this be our best?” Patreaus is actually someone I could consider to be a honnorable person and worthy of sending money to for a campaign. Thus far, I’ve seen no candidate I would send money to.

  2. Dan,

    CentCom does cover Afghanistan too. It is true that NATO Forces are “in charge”, but EuroCom general is only involved administratively as the NATO top General. It was Gen Franks that commanded in Afghanistan in 2001.

    EuroCom used to used to also cover Africa. It might still cover the Horn of Africa.

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