Architect of the successful surge in Iraq and the soon-to-be commander of U.S. Central Command, Gen. David Petraeus will be speaking at Heritage at 11 a.m. ET today. Due to the high level of interest, there is no more room available in the Allison Auditorium. But you can watch live on

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In March of this year, the current commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, Lt. Gen. Raymond Odierno, spoke at Heritage about why the surge has succeeded so far, and what must be done to preserve our gains. You can read his remarks here.