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30 May 2017 03:26 (South Africa)

Petraeus confirmed as new Afghanistan commander

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

On Wednesday the Senate voted unanimously to confirm General David Petraeus as the new commander of American forces in Afghanistan. Petraeus replaces General Stanley McChrystal, who was fired after his disparaging remarks about top White House officials were published in Rolling Stone magazine.Petraeus could be take up his post in Kabul as early as Friday. Read more: Politico

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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