RUSI Statement on Chesney Gold Medal

General Petraeus was due to visit London this month to receive the Chesney Gold Medal award from the Royal United Services Institute for his role in devising and implementing the US counter-insurgency doctrine that was used to turn around the war in Iraq and reshape the campaign in Afghanistan. In light of recent developments, the presentation on 26 November of the RUSI Chesney Gold Medal for General Petraeus’ distinguished lifetime service and contribution to international defence and security will now be postponed.


The presentation of the award to General Petraeus will take place on a date to be determined, in early 2013, at the Tower of London.


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