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'You can't drone your way out of a problem': David Petraeus shares 5 key lessons from 15 years of fighting terrorism

'You can't drone your way out of a problem': David Petraeus shares 5 key lessons from 15 years of fighting terrorism

Retired General David Petraeus shared lessons learned from over fifteen years of combatting terrorists and extremists in the Middle East and Afghanistan at a forum Wednesday. The takeaway: even with all the US's military's capabilities, you can't "drone strike your way out of a problem." Speaking at the Intelligence Squared US debate at New York University with the Council on Foreign Relations' Max Boot, Petraeus — who commanded US and NATO troops in Afghanistan and served as the director of the Central Intelligence Agency under former President Barack Obama — discussed what he views as the five lessons the US should have learned from combatting Islamic extremism.