Gen. Petraeus gives his take on Iraq progress

New Media Producer: Melissa Greathouse

The U.S. commander in Iraq, General David Petraeus, gives his take on Iraq Tuesday.

Petraeus told senators in Tuesday's dramatic hearings that five years into the war, one year into the surge, his plan is working.

Petraeus wants a pause in U.S. pullouts after July. He says withdrawing too many forces too quickly could jeopardize the progress of the past year.

President Bush is set to address the nation about the efforts in Iraq Thursday morning.