General David Petraeus is now the CIA chief, replacing Leon Panetta (who replaced Gates as Defense Secretary). This morning he handed over ISAF command of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, a command he’d held since July 4th of last yea, to Marine Corps General John Allen. In his speech he said: “We should be clear-eyed about the challenges that lie ahead.” His successor also spoke, saying that it was his”intention to maintain the momentum of this great campaign,” but warned that “there will be tough days ahead.” Photo Credit: Shah Marai/AFP/ Getty. Via.

General David Petraeus is now the CIA chief, replacing Leon Panetta (who replaced Gates as Defense Secretary). This morning he handed over ISAF command of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, a command he’d held since July 4th of last yea, to Marine Corps General John¬†Allen. In his speech he said: “We should be clear-eyed about the challenges that lie ahead.” His successor also spoke, saying that it was his”intention to maintain the momentum of this great campaign,” but warned that “there will be tough days ahead.”¬†Photo Credit: Shah Marai/AFP/ Getty. Via.

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