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Petraeus Meets With Afghan Officials in Kabul

By Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Shawn Graham
Special to American Forces Press Service

KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 5, 2008 – The new commander of U.S. Central Command met with Afghan officials here today during his first visit to Afghanistan as Centcom chief.

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Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of U.S. Central Command, shakes hands with Afghan Defense Minister Abdul Rahim Wardak before a meeting with Afghan officials at Defense Ministry headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, Nov. 5, 2008. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Shawn Graham
  

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Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, who took the command’s reins Oct. 31, met with Afghan Defense Minister Abdul Rahim Wardak and other Afghan officials to assess security and ongoing war efforts.

Petraeus is scheduled to meet other Afghan leaders during his visit, as well as top military officials, including Army Gen. David D. McKiernan, commander of U.S. Forces Afghanistan and NATO’s International Security Assistance Force.

(Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Shawn Graham serves in the Combined Security Transition Command Afghanistan Public Affairs Office.)

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NATO International Security Assistance Force
U.S. Central Command


Click photo for screen-resolution imageArmy Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of U.S. Central Command, signs a guest book before a meeting with Afghan officials at Defense Ministry headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, Nov. 5, 2008. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Shawn Graham   
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