Senate Confirms Petraeus (99-0)

As expected, he'll be running the war in Afghanistan
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 30, 2010 11:44 AM CDT
Gen. David Petraeus testifies on Capitol Hill Tuesday.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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(Newser) – The Senate has unanimously confirmed Gen. David Petraeus as the next commander of the Afghanistan war. The vote was 99-0. Petraeus replaces Gen. Stanley McChrystal, whose career spanned three decades before ending in disgrace because of inflammatory remarks he and his aides made to Rolling Stone magazine. Petraeus spent much of yesterday's congressional hearing telling lawmakers that he's already working to improve the rocky relations between military and civilian commanders.

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