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Old 12-25-2007, 06:32 AM
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General David Howell Petraeus, USA (born November 7, 1952) is the current Commanding General, Multi-National Force - Iraq (MNF-I). This special four-star post oversees all U.S. forces in the country. He was confirmed to that position by the Senate in a vote of 81–0 on January 26, 2007. He replaced General George Casey who was subsequently confirmed as Chief of Staff of the United States Army. In his new position, Petraeus oversees all coalition forces in Iraq and carries out the new Iraqi strategy plan outlined by the Bush administration.[1][2] Casey relinquished command in Iraq to Petraeus on February 10, 2007. The change of command was presided over by General John Abizaid, then commander of United States Central Command.

Time named Petraeus 33rd out of the 100 most influential leaders and revolutionaries of 2007.[3].The Daily Telegraph has named him the second most influential American conservative.[4] Petraeus was the General George C. Marshall Award winner as the top graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College—class of 1983.[5] He subsequently earned a Master of Public Administration (1985) and a Ph.D. (1987) in International Relations from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. He later served as Assistant Professor of International Relations at the U.S. Military Academy, and also completed a fellowship at Georgetown University. He has a BS from the U.S. Military Academy—class of 1974.

Some media have speculated that Petraeus may harbor presidential ambitions, although many others deny this. Critics have cited the theory as one possible reason for his staunch support of "surge" strategy in Iraq. [6],[7]

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Education and academia

Petraeus graduated from West Point in 1974. He returned to the military academy in 1981, earning the General George C. Marshall Award as the top graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College Class of 1983 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He subsequently earned a MPA in 1985 and a Ph.D. in international relations in 1987 from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and later served as an Assistant Professor of International Relations at the U.S. Military Academy. His doctoral dissertation, "The American Military and the Lessons of Vietnam: A Study of Military Influence and the Use of Force in the Post-Vietnam Era," dealt with the influence of the Vietnam War on military thinking regarding the use of force.[13] He also completed a military fellowship at Georgetown's School of Foreign Service in 1994–1995, although he was called away early to serve in Haiti.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_H._Petraeus
http://www.dkosopedia.com/wiki/David_Petraeus

http://www.mnf-iraq.com/index.php?option=c...3&Itemid=16

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He also completed a fellowship at Georgetown University. He is often referred to as the military’s warrior-scholar.
http://www.military-advanced-education.com....cfm?DocID=2009

http://www.pxdrive.com/album/DAVID+PETRAEU...ctures_cgcspic/

http://cnsnews.org/facts/2007/facts2007817.asp

http://www.yuddy.com/celebrity/general%20d...%20petraeus/bio

http://www.google.com/search?q=General+Dav...town+fellowship
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