Gen. David Petraeus's Prepared Testimony in Words and Charts

Gen. David Petraeus brought along some visual aids to bolster his congressional testimony on the situation in Iraq.

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Gen. David Petraeus brought along some visual aids to bolster his congressional testimony (.pdf) on the situation in Iraq. His charts offer a perspective on trends in the war zone, in particular the sharp declines in weekly "security incidents," ethnosectarian violence, and in civilian deaths. Harder to sort out is a graphic on Anaconda Strategy vs. AQI (Al Qaeda in Iraq). The charts are available here (.pdf).