‘Professor of War’ Petraeus Rolls Into Town, Armed With PowerPoint

He’s been famously dubbed “the professor of war.” So when top US commander in Afghanistan Gen. David Petraeus addressed students at a Paris campus, he arrived with a teacher’s best weapon: a PowerPoint presentation.

An uncivil Thursday

Oh dear, bad day, sad day.


First the news of French military officials acknowledging the killing of four Afghan civilians in a joint French-Afghan operation north of Kabul.


At least the French military seem to have learned from the mistakes of the Germans during last year’s deadly Kunduz incident, and admitted – and apologized – quickly. (See video below).