Petraeus Must Change War Strategy or Risk Failure

It is unfortunate that President Obama had to accept Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s resignation for his serious lack of judgment with the Rolling Stone article.

McChrystal has been a superb warfighter, but this was way out of bounds. I have had serious concerns about the Counterinsurgency Strategy working in Afghanistan and especially the very restrictive Rules of Engagement he has implemented.

I hope Gen. Petraeus changes both or we are doomed to fail.

General McInerney is the founder of Government Reform Through Technology, a consulting firm that works with high-tech companies. GRTT conducts business with federal, state, city and local governments to help them introduce advanced technology into the public sector.