Gen Petraeus Arrives In Afghanistan To Lead War Effort

"US Gen David Petraeus has arrived in Afghanistan to take command of American and Nato forces fighting the Taliban. He replaces Gen Stanley McChrystal, who was sacked for making disparaging remarks about senior US officials. He has promised to use the same counter-insurgency tactics he used in Iraq and that Gen McChrystal introduced in Afghanistan earlier this year. Gen Petraeus is taking command as some Nato allies are questioning their deployments of troops to Afghanistan. June saw the highest number of deaths among Nato personnel in the nine years of war - 102, an average of more than three a day."