Se­nate OKS new Afghan com­man­der

Austin American-Statesman - - THE SECOND FRONT -

The Se­nate has ap­proved Pres­i­dent Barack Obama’s choice to be the top com­man­der in Afghanistan. By voice vote Mon­day, law­mak­ers cleared the way for Gen. Joseph Dun­ford, the as­sis­tant com­man­dant of the Marine Corps, to take over as head of U.S. and coali­tion forces in Afghanistan. Dun­ford would re­place Gen. John Allen, who has been nom­i­nated to take charge in Europe. Allen’s nom­i­na­tion is on hold as he’s en­snared in the sex scan­dal that had led to the res­ig­na­tion of CIA Di­rec­tor David Pe­traeus.

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