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In all the hubbub about the ridiculous salary CUNY wanted to pay David Petraeus to teach, we never thought to ask what kind of teacher he would be. The answer–he’s using his position to channel corporate-funded research about fracking to students. According to the syllabus, Petraeus will devote two weeks to energy alone, naming those […]

"In Any Meaningful Sense"

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On November 18, 2009

I endorse most of what Gian Gentile says here about the Vietnam War, especially in the context of this quote from George Herring: …the war could [not] have been ‘won’ in any meaningful sense at

Petraeus Mocks Air Force

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On August 26, 2009

This isn’t that unusual; I’ve heard many Army officers make similar jokes in the past. I think the AFA whining reveals a certain insecurity, though: A soldier is trudging through the muck

Petraeus and Syria

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On October 31, 2008
I suspect that Eric Martin may be suggesting too much of a distinction here: ABC News is reporting today that General Petraeus has been pushing for a meeting with Syria’s leadership but the Bush administration has refused… As Daniel Levy mentioned recently, Petraeus and Pentagon leadership have been pleased with recent overtures from the Syrians, […]
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