Petraeus: 'Maintain the Full-Spectrum Capability' of the Military
10:43 AM, Sep 1, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
General David Petraeus, at his military retirement ceremony, said "that the nation’s leaders, faced with tough budget decisions, should be careful not to cut the military’s budget too deeply in the years ahead," the Washington Post reports.
“I do believe we have relearned since 9/11 the timeless lesson that we don’t always get to fight the wars for which we are most prepared or most inclined,” Petraeus said, according to the Post. “Given that reality, we will need to maintain the full-spectrum capability that we have developed over this last decade of conflict in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere.”