Biden and Petraeus, Birds of a Feather

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The Cable's Josh Rogin reports that not only are Vice President Joe Biden and the unanimously-confirmed commanding general for Afghanistan David Petraeus on the same page when it comes to the war strategy, Biden was one of those who recommended replacing Stanley McChrystal with Petraeus. 


 "There is not a Biden versus Petraeus dynamic here," the official said. "Both the vice president and the general signed onto the president's policy and both are committed to it." That policy, the official pointed out, included both the surge of 30,000 troops and the July 2011 drawdown date, when the administration says a yet-to-be-determined number of troops will begin to depart. 

 Read the full story at Foreign Policy's The Cable.


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