David Miliband: How to end the war in Afghanistan David Miliband, the former foreign secretary has written an open letter to General David Petraeus, the new commander of Nato forces in Afghanistan setting out plans to accelerate moves towards a peace deal in Afghanistan: Published: 10:00PM BST 25 Jun 2010 Previous1 of 2 ImagesNext David Miliband is the frontrunner for the Labour Party leadership. Photo: CHRISTOPHER PLEDGER Dear David, You and I both know the Afghan mission is at a decisive moment. Stanley McChrystal was a remarkable commander who had the fierce loyalty of the men and women under his command. He brought rigour and drive as well as compassion to the mission in Afghanistan. President Obama's decisive action to put you in charge shows the urgency and importance that the President rightly attaches to this mission. There is now a race against time to persuade the Afghan people that the correct strategy is in place and show our own people it can succeed. More http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/afghanistan/7854781/David-Miliband-How-to-end-the-war-in-Afghanistan.html?