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Florida at the center of the McCain-Obama battle
Outstaffed and outspent, Florida Republicans are working overtime to prevent McCain from losing 27 crucial electoral votes. Read story | Photo gallery

Afghan challenge is next for Gen. Petraeus
Gen. David Petraeus comes to U.S. Central Command with rare political capital. He is praised by both presidential candidates as the architect of an Iraq troop surge that helped quell violence. As ground commander in Iraq since early 2007, he's had President Bush's ear. He's a scholar-warrior who literally helped write the book on counterinsurgency strategy. Now, as Petraeus takes the helm at CentCom in a ceremony Friday at MacDill Air Force Base, he will bear responsibility for military strategy in Iraq, Afghanistan and the entire Middle East. Read story | Read doctoral dissertation (PDF)

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