Marine general takes Petraeus' former post
Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis has been picked to take over U.S. Central Command, the Pentagon announced. Mattis would replace Gen. David Petraeus, who is now in Afghanistan as the U.S. and NATO’s top military officer there. As head of Central Command, Mattis will oversee U.S. military operations in Afghanistan and Pakistan, as well as across the Middle East, including Iraq and Iran. Mattis is best known for leading troops into the battle of Fallujah in Iraq in 2004.