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RFE/RL Talks With U.S. General David Petraeus


The commander of U.S. Central Command, General David Petraeus, talks in an exclusive and wide-ranging interview with RFE/RL on May 24 about Guantanamo and "enhanced interrogation techniques," a looming deadline in Iraq, and cutting off and combating militant Islamist extremists. He also fields questions from RFE/RL Central Newsroom Director Jay Tolson about successes and setbacks in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the region, and highlights the need for international forces to keep Afghan civilian casualties "to an absolute minimum." (See also summary and full transcript.)

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