Sunday, 15 September 2019
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CENTCOM

David Petraeus, the US commander in Iraq, has been chosen to head the Central Command (CENTCOM), which oversees military operations in central Asia, the Horn of Africa and the Middle East.

 

In a surprise announcement on Tuesday, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates revealed and accepted the "resignation" of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) commander Navy Adm. William J. Fallon. This was no regular personnel shift in Washington, especially since Fallon held the post for less than a year. With two wars under way and a crisis looming in the Levant, Fallon either resigned in protest or was forced out. The question is why.

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