| GEO World|
| New Afghan war commander makes debut in Kabul|
| Updated at: 1010 PST, Saturday, July 03, 2010|
KABUL: US General David Petraeus made his public debut Saturday as commander of the war in Afghanistan, attending the celebration of US independence Day at the heavily-guarded American embassy.
The four-star general, who arrived in the Afghan capital Kabul on Friday, wore military fatigues as he stood in a receiving line with ambassador Karl Eikenberry, greeting some of the 1,700 guests on the embassy lawn.
Petraeus, who replaced the sacked US General Stanley McChrystal, has said the near nine-year war in Afghanistan is likely to get tougher before significant improvements are seen.