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New U.S. Military Chief Experienced in Middle East

Posted September 30th, 2011 at 3:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Army General Martin Dempsey, the new U.S. chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has extensive experience in the Middle East, although less in Afghanistan, where he is to oversee a transition of power to Afghan forces. Sworn in Friday outside Washington, Dempsey is seen as an extroverted leader who is proud of his working-class, […]

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US Senate Confirms Dempsey as Next Top Military Officer

Posted August 3rd, 2011 at 12:45 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Senate has confirmed General Martin Dempsey to become the country’s next top uniformed military officer. Dempsey, who previously served as Army chief, will become the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the end of September, when Admiral Mike Mullen is set to retire. Senators confirmed Dempsey’s nomination by voice vote on […]

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