"Kabul, Afghanistan – Progress in Afghanistan has been faster than expected in some respects, and not as far along in others, Army Gen. David H. Petraeus said here September 3rd. The progress achieved so far in Afghanistan is “about standard for any one of these kinds of deliberate campaigns,” Petraeus said.The author of the article - in part provided above - is John Banusiewicz with the Office of the Secretary of Defense Public Affairs. Read the rest of the article in "Petraeus Explains Afghanistan Strategy", Clarksville Online, September 4, 2010. Click here to read more news on the Afghan War.
The current Afghanistan strategy has been in the making since 2008, the general said, when a U.S. Central Command assessment and subsequent policy reviews revealed that factors he called “the inputs” of the Afghanistan mission weren’t right. New organizational structures and some new leaders were necessary, he explained, and concepts and approaches needed refinement. And, he added, insufficient resources had been applied to the effort at that time."