Petraeus became known for his engagement with his troops as well. In addition to visits to troops under his command, he was known to email officers for supplementary reports to get a better sense of the conflict than tracking statistics alone would allow. The New York Times notes he was respected by troops, though at times grudgingly, for the amount of attention he drew. Here, Petraeus leads more than 1,100 servicemembers in the largest reenlistment ceremony ever conducted on July 4, 2008, in Baghdad.
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