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Senate OKs Petraeus for Afghan war

Senate OKs Petraeus for Afghan war 30 Jun 2010 The US Senate approves General David Petraeus as the new commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, following Gen. Stanley McChrystal's forced resignation. The US lawmakers voted 99-0 on Wednesday to confirm the nomination of General David Petraeus to lead the US-waged war in Afghanistan. US President Barack Obama tapped Petraeus to succeed McChrystal who was forced to step down last week for mocking his civilian bosses for their war strategy in Afghanistan.