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"Mick knows Afghanistan better than any other senior Army leader I know,” one of his predecessors, retired Lt. Gen. Karl Eikenberry, one of the ten American generals who have held the job, said of his former subordinate when he took command in Kabul two years ago. “Mick establishes realistic, attainable ...

At the very highest levels, the military got that and so did some at State — Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, General David Petraeus, Ambassador Karl Eikenberry and Special Representative Richard Holbrooke to name four. So did the Afghan government, and it still does: Ask President Ashraf Ghani if ...
When John Nagl ran into his old friend Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster at a conference recently, he needled the three-star general about his ill-fitting civilian suit. The two men have a long history. Both West Pointers, they served as armor officers in the 1991 Persian Gulf War and went on to write well-received books ...
The undersigned 46 Northwestern faculty urge University President Morton Schapiro and Provost Daniel Linzer to withdraw the appointment of retired Lt. Gen. and former ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry as executive director of The Buffett Institute for Global Studies. As faculty who are deeply ...
EVANSTON, Ill. --- Karl W. Eikenberry, formerly U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, has been named executive director of Northwestern University's newly created Buffett Institute for Global Studies. Currently a faculty member at Stanford University, he retired from the Army in 2009 as a lieutenant general after ...
Last month, the head of the British Army, General Sir David Richards, rejected alternative plans backed by Vice-president Joe Biden that Nato reduce troop numbers in Afghanistan and concentrate on counter-terrorist operations using special forces. Gen Karl Eikenberry's intervention came in classified ...
David D. McKiernan, the top commander in Afghanistan; and Gen. James L. Jones, a retired Marine Corps officer who is Mr. Obama's national security adviser, are all expected to play important roles in carrying out Afghanistan policy. General Eikenberry, a West Point graduate with master's degrees from ...


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