Small Wars Journal

Can Petraeus Handle CIA’s Skepticism on Afghanistan?

Thu, 09/01/2011 - 6:28pm

Can Petraeus Handle the CIA’s Skepticism on Afghanistan? - Washington Post opinion piece by David Ignatius. BLUF:

When Gen. David Petraeus takes over as CIA director next week, he will confront a tricky problem: CIA analysts who will be working for him concluded in a recent assessment that the war in Afghanistan is heading toward a “stalemate” - a view with which Petraeus disagrees.