Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Wednesday picked Gen. David Petraeus, widely praised as the top commander in Iraq, to lead all Middle East operations, including the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.Can we now move Gen. Mattis to MNF-I? He is WAAAYYY underemployed at NATO's ACT.
Gates also chose Lt. Gen. Raymond Odierno, who recently served as Petraeus' No. 2, to take over as the top commander in Iraq.Oops. Guess not, solid though. Go with what works.