Vice President Biden joined General David Petraeus and Mrs. Holly Petraeus for dinner at their home in Tampa, Florida.
General Petraeus replaced Stanley McChrystal earlier this month as lead commander in Afghanistan when McChrystal's disparaging remarks about the Obama Administration became public.
"I am extremely grateful to the Senate for acting so quickly to confirm General Petraeus to lead our military effort in Afghanistan. General Petraeus is a pivotal part of our effort to succeed in Afghanistan - and in our broader effort to disrupt, dismantle, and defeat al Qaeda – and he has my full confidence. The Senate’s quick action and General Petraeus’s unrivaled experience will ensure we do not miss a beat in our strategy to break the Taliban’s momentum and build Afghan capacity", said President Obama.
General Patraeus is expected to take up his new post as commander of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan in July.