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16 June 2010updated 27 Sep 2015 2:18am

Video: the moment Petraeus faints at Senate military hearing

Top US general collapses while being grilled by senators sceptical about strategy in Afghanistan.

By Samira Shackle

 

This is the moment that General David Petraeus collapsed as Senator John McCain questioned him about recent setbacks in Afghanistan.

He returned 20 minutes later, and blamed dehydration, lack of food and jetlag, rather than McCain’s questioning.

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The look of terror on McCain’s face indicates that he thought otherwise.

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