Ambassador Eikenberry and General Petraeus Pledge Solidarity at U.S. Embassy Kabul Town Hall Meeting

July 8, 2010
Ambassador Eikenberry and General Petraeus Host Town Hall in Kabul

About the Author: Mireille L. Zieseniss serves as Assistant Information Officer at U.S. Embassy Kabul.

On July 8, 2010, U.S. Ambassador Karl Eikenberry and ISAF/NATO Commander General David Petraeus hosted a Town Hall meeting at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, with more than 500 U.S. Mission employees in attendance. It was the second time in five days that the Ambassador and the General met with Mission staff at the U.S. Embassy to emphasize their commitment to civilian-military, international, and Afghan partnerships.

Ambassador Eikenberry pledged the support of the entire U.S. Mission -- in Kabul and in the field -- for the efforts of General Petraeus and the military commands. He cited the General's civilian-military efforts in Iraq as evidence of his belief in unity of effort. “You have our full commitment as teammates,” the Ambassador vowed.

General Petraeus in turn stated, “One thing I know is that we must have unity of effort among all partners, not just U.S. civilian-military, but also with our international and Afghan partners.” He added, “We need to make sure we get the big ideas right, the right concepts, and the right plans…. I pledge to you: what's ours is yours. We are serious about partnering with you to do everything we can to support the Afghan people.”

Visit the Embassy's website and Flickr page for photos of the event.



donald m.
Virginia, USA
July 8, 2010

Donald M. in Virginia writes:

July 8, 2010

A salute to the top General and say the United States will be behind him all the way. I hope the US Army will incorporate my idea for Emergency Escape Pods, this would be ideal for those Helicopters the Army uses on the battle field. Anytime a soldier can evacuate safely from a crash and survive, its a good day! Our thoughts, prayers are with the US Army and all those that protect Freedom! The Hunt for Osama bin laden continues until his networks are abolished. Let it be known that everything is being done to help our forces combat the terrorist in the world. What was the favorite quote by John Paul Jones, "I have not yet to begun to fight" and one other quote: Patrick Henry from Virginia said, "give me liberty or give me death" Those who control the water in Afghanistan will survive. Gobless and stay safe!!!

Patrick W.
Maryland, USA
July 8, 2010

Patrick W. in Maryland writes:

Hello, Mireille Zieseniss and DipNote..)

well, My thoughts on the new leader of progress in Afghanistan.

He is more of a people person, which i like about Gen. Petraeus..:). I think he's right
about more of a joint mission approach too,
the war in Afghanistan. I think Russia could be a big help there, sense they've been there before. This would also bring our countries closer together, in the fight against Terrorism. Which is a problem for everybody.

Well,Anyways, I am thankful too,all the countries working to solve the problems that
effect the Citizens of our World.



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