Gen. David Petraeus on Reintegrating Taliban in Afghanistan, US Operations in Yemen

Thursday, January 28, 2010


General David Petraeus with John Hockenberry on Wednesday, January 27, 2010 (Jim Colgan/The Takeaway/WNYC)

At a conference in London today, Afghan President Hamid Karzai is expected to address ways of reintegrating some Taliban members back into the Afghan political process. It's something we put to Gen.  David Petraeus, the head of U.S. Central Command, which oversees forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.

In the wide-ranging interview in Washington, DC, we also asked him about a story in yesterday's Washington Post about U.S. advisers and trainers directing operations on the ground in Yemen.


Watch a video of Gen. Petraeus talk about reintegrating Taliban members into the Afghanistan political process:

Watch 11-year-old Zachary Hockenberry ask Gen. Petraeus about his job:


Gen. David Petraeus

Produced by:

Jim Colgan and Jen Poyant

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