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March 3, 2010 7:23 AM

Gen. Petraeus tells Charlotte crowd to expect 'hard year' in Afghanistan

America is about to embark on the longest campaign in its longest war, Gen. David Petraeus, head of the U.S. Central Command, told a Charlotte audience Tuesday. Petraeus took questions for about an hour at a luncheon hosted by the World Affairs Council of Charlotte. Most of the conversation centered on the war in Afghanistan, which began in 2001 and will pass the Vietnam War this month as the longest war abroad in American history, many historians say.

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