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David Petraeus: “No Substitute” for U.S. Leadership in Iraq, Syria | The Secret History of ISIS | FRONTLINE

David Petraeus: “No Substitute” for U.S. Leadership in Iraq, Syria | The Secret History of ISIS | FRONTLINE

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the founder of ISIS, first appeared on the radar of Gen. David Petraeus in 2004, as the Iraqi insurgency was starting to gather momentum. Zarqawi was directing the chaos, and as Petraeus remembers, “It was clear that there was a very, very talented, charismatic, capable, inspirational leader” behind the violence.

“This was someone who had ability that ranged from the tactical to the strategic,” Petraeus told FRONTLINE. “It’s rare to find that in one person.”

Source: David Petraeus: “No Substitute” for U.S. Leadership in Iraq, Syria | The Secret History of ISIS | FRONTLINE | PBS