Relief greets Obama pick for new war commander

President Barack Obama, accompanied by Gen. David Petraeus, announces in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, June 23, 2010, that Petraeus would replace Gen. Stanley McChrystal. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

June 24, 2010 5:37:12 AM PDT
America's Afghan and international allies embraced the choice of Gen. David Petraeus to run the war in Afghanistan, hoping the architect of the Iraq surge will seamlessly pursue the strategy laid down by his predecessor and smooth over divisions that led to his dismissal.