A few months into the Iraq war, David Petraeus, then a three-star general and commander of the storied 101st Airborne Division, told CNN about what it would take to win.
Gen. David Petraeus is asked about the President's troop withdrawal plan during his CIA director confirmation hearing.
A few months into the Iraq war, David Petraeus, then a two-star general and commander of the storied 101st Airborne Division, told CNN about what it would take to win.
Gen. David Petraeus, the outgoing top commander of the NATO forces in Afghanistan, formally transferred authority Monday to incoming commander Marine Corps Gen. John Allen.
CNN's Barbara Starr talked to General David Petraeus days before the elections in which the war is barely mentioned.
The Senate unanimously confirmed Gen. David Petraeus to be director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
Gen. David Petraeus won unanimous Senate confirmation Thursday to succeed Leon Panetta as director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
CNN's Barbara Starr reports on how Gen. David Petraeus advised the president on a less aggressive drawdown timetable.
Gen. David Petraeus told his Senate confirmation hearing Thursday that "I wanted this job" as he explained his willingness to retire from the military after 37 years to become CIA director.
Gen. David Petraeus, commander of the war in Afghanistan, has arrived in Washington for a one-two national security punch that is certain to leave ripples over the next several days.
A suicide bombing ripped through a military hospital in Kabul on Saturday as a warning surfaced from the commander of coalition forces in Afghanistan of increased "high-profile attacks" over the summer.
The commander of coalition forces in Afghanistan is warning troops of increased high-profile attacks over the summer, calling on NATO-led forces to balance its tactical needs with those of the civilian population.
The president will name CIA Director Leon Panetta as his nominee to succeed Robert Gates as defense secretary.
It's Washington's version of the reality television show "Wife Swap."
As a conservative Republican, I've long been critical of many of President Barack Obama's policies and personnel picks.
The Obama administration is considering Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, as the next possible CIA director, an administration official confirms to CNN. The official would not be identified because no announcements have been made about upcoming personnel decisions.
Initial troop drawdowns in Afghanistan this July will probably include the withdrawal of combat troops, the commander of international and U.S. forces in Afghanistan told house lawmakers on Wednesday.
The U.S. military is denying Afghan government accusations that Gen. David Petraeus, the commander of international forces in Afghanistan, callously dismissed concerns of an airstrike burning children in a northwest village.
Members of the Senate and House armed services committees currently are talking to the Pentagon about the next round of hearings on Afghanistan, trying to coordinate sessions with the U.S. commander there, Gen. David Petraeus.
Holly Petraeus, the wife of the top U.S. general in Afghanistan, Gen. David Petraeus, was named Thursday to a key position in the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
On the eve of the latest White House Afganistan update, the incoming head of the House Armed Services Committee said he wants to hear directly from the commander, Gen. David Petraeus, to determine what progress has been made.
U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus said Saturday that he has not changed strategy in Afghanistan, insisting that he is still solely pursuing a counterinsurgency plan aimed at protecting Afghan citizens.
The top Western military commander in Afghanistan said Friday that NATO-led forces "facilitate" the trips of senior Taliban commanders for discussions with government representatives.
The top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan, Gen. David Petraeus, met British Prime Minister David Cameron Thursday in the wake of a failed operation to rescue a British aid worker from kidnappers in Afghanistan.
Top Pentagon leaders are letting it be known they do not plan to publicly condemn the potential burning of the Quran by a small church group in Florida, but they are now endorsing criticism leveled by Gen. David Petraeus, the top commander in Afghanistan.
A Florida pastor plans to burn the Quran on September 11. CNN's Anderson Cooper talks to Terry Jones about his protest.
It's an unfortunate analogy, given what's happening back home, but Gen. David Petraeus relies on traditional counterinsurgency language when he talks about expanding an "oil spot" of security in Afghanistan.
One of the key goals of the new commander in Afghanistan, Gen. David Petraeus, is to try to settle the debate on the significance of the July 2011 date, according to an International Security Assistance Force official familiar with Petraeus' thinking.
Many hope that Gen. David Petraeus will save the day in Afghanistan, following what they see as his great success in Iraq. His appointment has been met with nearly unqualified praise.
Gen. David Petraeus congratulated the Afghan Ministry of Defense on Wednesday for reaching its goal of having 134,000 trained national army soldiers -- two months ahead of schedule.
Gen. David Petraeus on Wednesday issued a new "tactical directive" for forces in Afghanistan that emphasizes guidance for the use of force by troops operating in the country.
Gen. David Petraeus is expected to soon issue a new "tactical directive" spelling out his views on how coalition air and ground operations should be conducted in Afghanistan, according to several U.S. and coalition military officials.
Disasters have a unique ability to capture our attention, and as a result, they often serve as useful turning points in human history.
On his first day as commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, Gen. David Petraeus, met with Afgan President Hamid Karzai.
Gen. David Petraeus formally assumed command of NATO's International Security Assistance Force during a ceremony Sunday at the command's headquarters in Kabul.
CNN's Barbara Starr reports on what Gen. David Petraeus faces in Afghanistan.
New U.S. commander Gen. David Petraeus arrived in Afghanistan Friday, a day marred by violence in a part of the troubled nation that was relatively peaceful a year ago.
The Senate has voted unanimously to confirm Gen. David Petraeus as the top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan.
The transition from Stanley McCrystal to Gen. Petraeus in Afghanistan will have its challenges. CNN's Atia Abawi reports.
The Senate voted unanimously Wednesday to confirm Gen. David Petraeus as the new top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan -- an unusual display of bipartisan unity in the politically divisive conflict.
Congress took a major step toward making Gen. David Petraeus the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan as a key committee voted Tuesday to advance his nomination to the full Senate.
Gen. David Petraeus defends the July 2011 Afghanistan withdrawal date during his Senate confirmation hearing.
Gen. David Petraeus arrives on Capitol Hill for his Senate confirmation hearing.
The planned withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan in 2011, along with with concerns over the progress of the counterinsurgency plan in a country described as a place "where empires go to die," will be front and center at Gen. David Petraeus' confirmation hearings Tuesday.
The recent change in commanders in Afghanistan is proof the U.S and its allies have lost the war, statements posted on two Islamist websites said Thursday.
Retired U.S. Army Gen. George Joulwan discusses how the Afghan war will be different under Petraeus' leadership.
Gen. David Petraeus intends to undertake a sweeping review of American military operations in Afghanistan -- including the rules of engagement for troops -- if he is confirmed by the Senate as the top U.S. commander in that country, U.S. military officials told CNN Friday.
On paper, it appeared to be a winning team for President Obama and his new plan to fix Afghanistan: a celebrated general, a master of counterinsurgency strategy overseeing the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as head of CENTCOM, with his his protege running the war in Afghanistan.
Gen. David Petraeus told CNN on Thursday that he supports President Barack Obama's July 2011 deadline to start withdrawing U.S. troops from Afghanistan, a key point of contention between the president and many of his Republican critics in Congress.
He is arguably the most well-known American general since MacArthur, and perhaps the most effective since Eisenhower.
President Barack Obama on Wednesday replaced Gen. Stanley McChrystal as commander of U.S. and allied forces in Afghanistan and nominated Gen. David Petraeus to replace him while affirming support for a counterinsurgency strategy encountering problems.
President Obama's decision to replace Gen. Stanley McChrystal with Gen. David Petraeus is "a masterstroke," says analyst Fareed Zakaria.
Gen. David Petraeus testifies in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee on the progress of the war in Afghanistan.
Gen. David Petraeus was back before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Wednesday and looking well a day after a mid-hearing faint postponed his previous appearance.
A Senate hearing on Afghanistan is postponed after Gen. David Petraeus became "a little lightheaded" while testifying.
The commander of U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan was escorted from a congressional hearing room after fainting during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Tuesday, his spokesman said.
The security relationship between the United States and Britain is closer than at any time since World War II, the head of the U.S. Central Command said Wednesday.
The visits came with the trappings of the season's hottest rock 'n' roll tour.
CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports on U.S. commander's meeting with Ali Abdullah Saleh.
Gen. David Petraeus and Karl Eikenberry testify before Congress on the scope of the Afghanistan mission.
Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. military commander in the Middle East, has been treated for early stage prostate cancer and says recent screening tests have delivered "very positive" news.
Iraq is still the center of the U.S. battle against terrorism even as American troops shift their focus toward the nearly eight-year-old war in Afghanistan, the U.S. commander in the region said Friday.
The top U.S. general, David Petraeus, painted a bleak picture of Afghanistan's immediate future, saying insurgent attacks have risen to record levels not seen since 2001.
Gen. David Petraeus, chief of U.S. Central Command, said Friday the maritime shipping industry must do more on its own to stop pirates.
Gen. David Petraeus, head of U.S. Central Command, tells CNN's Barbara Starr what he will say to Barack Obama.
Pakistan complained Monday to the top U.S. military commander in the area over American attacks against suspected terrorists inside Pakistan.
Gen. David Petraeus took charge Friday of U.S. Central Command, the American military headquarters that focuses on a region of the world that includes Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Parades and speeches mark the transfer of Wasit province from coalition to Iraqi control.
Gen. David Petraeus, whose strategy for countering the Iraq insurgency is credited by many with rescuing the country from all-out civil war, stepped aside Tuesday as Gen. Ray Odierno took over as the top American commander of the conflict
The outgoing U.S. commander leaves Iraq better off than the shape in which he found it, but plenty of challenges remain for his successor
Gen. David Petraeus praises U.S. troops in Iraq as having achieved "the stuff of history" in a letter bidding them farewell as he leaves his post as the top American commander there.
The Senate on Thursday confirmed Gen. David Petraeus as the new chief of U.S. Central Command, placing him in charge of American forces in the Middle East and Afghanistan.
Army Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, has been chosen to become chief of U.S. Central Command, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Wednesday.
Army Gen. David Petraeus has been chosen to become chief of U.S. Central Command. CNN's Jamie McIntyre reports.
Democrats fear a stay-the-course-in-Iraq signal, but the message to the military is that warfare is changing
Gen. David Petraeus tells CNN's Michael Ware there have been significant gains in Iraq, but they are 'fragile'.
Gen. David Petraeus testifies there has been 'significant but uneven progress' in Iraq.
Analysis: The general's testimony revealed some important aspects to US strategy -- and vulnerabilities -- in Iraq
The top U.S. officials in Iraq told Senate committees Tuesday that Iranian agents and weapons are fueling the ongoing strife there and that further U.S. troop withdrawals will have to wait.
Gen. David Petraeus testifies before the Senate about the progress made in Iraq during the last several months.
Pentagon officials told CNN on Monday they do not expect Gen. David Petraeus to recommend or predict additional U.S. troop cuts in Iraq when he testifies before Congress this week.
Gen. David Petraeus says security and political gains have been made in Iraq.
America's top general in Iraq has more to brag about than a year ago when he testifies in Senate hearings. But this time he'll have two presidential candidates vying for the spotlight
With Iraqi government raids in Basra, what questions will Petraeus face on Capitol Hill? CNN's Barbara Starr reports.
Senior Democratic senators challenged a new intelligence report's assessment of President Bush's "surge" strategy Friday, saying the troop increase in Iraq has failed to achieve its strategic goals.
Senior U.S. military officials are preparing to recommend to President Bush a four- to six-week pause in additional troop withdrawals from Iraq after the last of the "surge" brigades leaves in July, CNN has learned.
CNN's Barbara Starr sits down for an exclusive interview with General David Petraeus about progress in Iraq.
The U.S. can look back with content on 2007 as the year it put al-Qaeda on the run in Iraq. But Shi'ite militias have consolidated their power and may be a bigger long-term threat
Citing a 60 percent decline in violence in Iraq over the last six months, Gen. David Petraeus said Thursday that maintaining security is easier than establishing it
America's top military commander in Iraq said Thursday violence is down significantly across the country -- 60 percent in the last six months -- but that he's not ready to celebrate.
America's commanding general in Iraq says the war can be won. CNN's Jim Clancy reports.
Although America's top general in Iraq called al Qaeda "the wolf closest to the sled," he said sectarian fighting among militias fueled by Iran could be the biggest long-term challenge for Iraq.
The public editor for The New York Times slammed his employer Sunday in a column, saying the newspaper violated its policies by cutting MoveOn.org a deal on a controversial ad criticizing the top U.S. military commander in Iraq.
Pentagon Correspondent Barbara Starr was in CNN's Situation Room Wednesday. Watch her interview with Gen. Petraeus.
When President George W. Bush appointed General David H. Petraeus as head of the U.S. military in Iraq in January 2007, the consensus was that he had picked the best man for the job.
Bush has made Petraeus the arbiter of Iraq policy when it should be set by the President
On his second day of testimony, the general failed to reassure skeptical Senators from both parties