Gen. Petraeus not ‘sure’ victory in Afghanistan by 2014

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In my exclusive interview with General David Petraeus he was encouraged by the progress made since President Obama’s surge of forces into Afghanistan, but is he confident that the Afghan army can take the lead from U.S. forces by NATO’s 2014 deadline?

“I think-no commander ever is going to come out and say, ‘I’m confident that we can do this.’  I think that you say that you assess that this is– you believe this is, you know, a reasonable prospect and knowing how important it is– that we have to do everything we can to increase the chances of that prospect,” the top commander in Afghanistan told me. “But again, I don’t think there are any sure things in this kind of endeavor.  And I wouldn’t be honest with you and with the viewers if I didn’t convey that.”

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