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In the summer of 2004,a n American soldier who was largely unknown to the public appeared on the cover of Newsweek magazine in full combat gear.

15th September, 2007

In the summer of 2004,a n American soldier who was largely unknown to the public appeared on the cover of Newsweek magazine in full combat gear.

Two military helicopters hovered in the background as Lieutenant-General David Petraeus stood erect, his hands clasped over the protective body armour that encased his chest. ‘‘Can this man save Iraq?” asked the headline.

If American public support for the war in Iraq was ebbing away then,...

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