Gen. David Petraeus sat down with Michael O'Hanlon of the Brookings Institution for a discussion on the state of the war in Afghanistan at the Newseum on Friday. National Journal Correspondent Major Garrett then presented questions from the audience. Highlights of his responses follow.
Petraeus: Success in Afghanistan Key to Pakistan
Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Kabul, said that continued progress in Afghanistan is crucial to prevent the situation in neighboring Pakistan from deteriorating further. (Read Yochi Dreazen's coverage.)
Will No-Fly Rules Impede Resources for Afghanistan?
Petraeus talks about the impact of the resolution to create a no-fly zone over Libya.
The Durability of Social, Cultural Changes in Afghanistan
Petraeus outlines the role of U.S. forces in creating a more progressive society.
Petraeus Reacts to Poll Showing Lack of Support for War
A Washington Post/ABC News poll recently found that 64 percent of Americans surveyed said they do not believe the war in Afghanistan is worth fighting.
Petraeus on Unrest in Middle East, Africa
The general says that unlike other protestors in the Middle East and North Africa, demonstrators in Iraq take issue with lack of services, not government leadership.
See it All
Watch the entire discussion with Petraeus below.
Photos by Richard A. Bloom contributed to this article.