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Luke X. Martin
Luke X. Martin

Petraeus moves down the ladder, up in influence

4:39 PM 06/30/2010

Put yourself in Gen. David Petraeus’s boots: The leader of the free world has hand selected you to lead the most important piece of his anti-terrorism puzzle. Daunting, yes. Humbling, absolutely. Yet those unversed in the chain of command may not realize that, at least on paper, the new post is a demotion for Petraeus.