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Petraeus had prostate cancer

The New York Times discloses today that earlier this year, Gen. Petraeus was treated for prostate cancer. No wonder he looked a little peaked lately. This may also partly explain his relatively low profile on Afghanistan. Alex Wong/Getty Images

By , a former contributing editor to Foreign Policy.
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The New York Times discloses today that earlier this year, Gen. Petraeus was treated for prostate cancer. No wonder he looked a little peaked lately. This may also partly explain his relatively low profile on Afghanistan.

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Thomas E. Ricks is a former contributing editor to Foreign Policy. Twitter: @tomricks1

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