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David D. McKiernan was Commanding General, U.S. Army, Europe from 2005-June 2008. Prior to that, he served as Commander of CFLCC from 2002-2004, which had responsibility for all allied ground forces in the Middle East. In this role, he oversaw the 2003 ground war against Saddam Hussein and the Iraqi regime as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He assumed command of NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan on June 3, 2008. He assumed command of both ISAF and USFOR-A on October 6, 2008.


On May 11, 2009, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said he asked for the resignation of Gen. David McKiernan. Gates said new leadership was needed as the Obama administration launched its strategy in the seven-year-old campaign.

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His predecessor, General John Allen, declared, “We are winning. We are winning.” In 2011, General David Petraeus said that US forces had “reversed the momentum of the Taliban.” General Stanley A. McChrystal, in 2010, thought that “success is still achievable,” while General David McKiernan, in 2009, ...
General David McKiernan, U.S. Army (ret.) will sit at the table with the Marblehead COA Men's Group as its next luncheon speaker on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. During his 37-year Army career, McKiernan commanded troops at every rank from 2nd Lieutenant to 4-star General and at every Army unit level ...

That is why Gen. David McKiernan, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan publicly contradicted his boss, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, late last year when Gates, protesting the ... They resemble all too closely the gutless general officers who never looked down at what was really happening in Vietnam.
So messy that in 2008, his successor, General David D. McKiernan felt compelled to insist “we are not losing in Afghanistan”. In 2010, commander General David ... In 2013, commander Gen John Allen expressed “optimism and a very real sense of knowing that wewill be victorious”. His successor, General ...
So messy that in 2008, his successor, General David D. McKiernan felt compelled to insist “we are not losing in Afghanistan.” In 2010, commander General David Petraeus declared our strategy “fundamentally sound.” In 2013, commander General John Allen expressed “optimism and a very real sense of ...
“The insurgency is not going to win in Afghanistan,” said Gen. David D. McKiernan, who was the top commander on Feb. 18, 2009, when he briefed reporters. “The vast majority of the people that live in Afghanistan reject the Taliban or other militant insurgent groups. They have nothing to offer them. They do ...

President Obama added 17,000 service members by his second month as Commander-in-Chief in response to General David McKiernan's urgent request, ... by the lack of progress in Afghanistan, he has already ruminated openly to cabinet members and senior White House staff of perhaps relieving Gen.
Back in 2007, Gen. Dan McNeill, the top commander in Afghanistan, pleaded for reinforcements to the force of 26,000 troops he led, arguing it was ... His successor, Gen. David McKiernan, echoed that call the following year, asserting: “We are not losing, but we are winning slower in some places than ...
Retired General James T. Conway served as the 34th commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps and the co-chair of the SAFE Energy Security Leadership Council. Retired General David D. McKiernan was the commander, U.S. Forces Afghanistan and the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan.
November 11, 2011 - Northeastern University celebrates Veterans Day at the Veterans Memorial on campus. President Joseph E. Aoun welcomed General David D. McKiernan, the guest of honor. Other speakers included LTC Col Soldato and Neal Finnegan. Four Dog tags were added to the memorial ...

Retired Army Gen. David D. McKiernan, the former top commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, will deliver the address to the College of ... in Afghanistan, entered the Army in 1972 with an ROTC commission and commanded soldiers at every rank from second lieutenant to four-star general.
David D. McKiernan , was forced out Monday in an abrupt shake-up intended to bring a more aggressive and innovative approach to a worsening seven-year war. ... of allied ground forces during the invasion of Iraq, General McKiernan differed with the Pentagon leadership and with his commander, Gen.
David D. McKiernan , was forced out Monday in an abrupt shake-up intended to bring a more aggressive and innovative approach to a worsening seven-year war. ... of allied ground forces during the invasion of Iraq, General McKiernan differed with the Pentagon leadership and with his commander, Gen.
General David McKiernan said while progress was being made in parts of the country, in southern Afghanistan, where the majority of Britain's 8,500 troops are ... General McKiernan said: "There are other areas – large areas in the southern Afghanistan especially but in parts of the east – where we are not ...
General David McKiernan said while progress was being made in parts of the country, in southern Afghanistan, where the majority of Britain's 8,500 troops are ... General McKiernan said: "There are other areas – large areas in the southern Afghanistan especially but in parts of the east – where we are not ...
More troops needed quickly in Afghanistan, general says ... U.S. troops are seeing an increased threat in Afghanistan, Gen. David McKiernan says. Gen. David McKiernan said the additional military capability is needed because of "an increased number of fighters" coming into Afghanistan from Pakistan's ...
Haraz N. Ghanbari/APGen. David McKiernan, shown in 2008, retired from the Army on Wednesday after being removed in May as the U.S. commander in Afghanistan. WASHINGTON -- The general ousted by Defense Secretary Robert Gates as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan warned at his official ...


 

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