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  • ** FILE ** Gen. David H. Petraeus, the top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan, speaks in September 2010 with Afghan military personnel during a tour of the U.S. run-Parwan detention facility north of Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo)

    DE BORCHGRAVE: Vietnam syndrome

    Gen. David H. Petraeus, the U.S. and NATO supremo in Afghanistan, is as well-versed in the history of major post-world-war insurgencies as anyone alive today. From Lawrence of Arabia to Mao's and Tito's guerrilla triumphs to France's 16 years of defeats in Indochina and Algeria, Gen. Petraeus knows it all - and then some.

  • Ryan Crocker, dean and executive professor at the George Bush School of Government and Public Service, testifies Tuesday on Capitol Hill before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Hammer Taliban first, says ex-envoy

    The U.S.-led coalition force in Afghanistan first must escalate its counterinsurgency operations and only then begin reconciliation efforts with leaders of the militancy, veterans of the Iraq campaign told members of Congress on Tuesday.

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