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October 12, 2012

Obama nominates new Afghanistan commander

By Sheila Samples

President Barack Obama on Wednesday nominated Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford as the top allied commander of NATO troops in Afghanistan, replacing Gen. John Allen, who was nominated to become the supreme allied commander of NATO and the head of the U.S. military's Europe Command. Gen. Dunford currently serves as the assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, and has extensive experience in Iraq but has never served in Afghanistan.

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President Barack Obama on Wednesday nominated Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford as the top allied commander of NATO troops in Afghanistan, replacing Gen. John Allen, who was nominated to become the supreme allied commander of NATO and the head of the U.S. military's Europe Command. Gen. Dunford currently serves as the assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, and has extensive experience in Iraq but has never served in Afghanistan.

Submitters Website: http://sheilastuff.blogspot.com

Submitters Bio:

Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.

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