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Patraeus Confirmation
(2008-05-22)
(wgvu) - Senator Carl Levin of Michigan has indicated
he supports President Bush's decision to promote Gen. David
Petraeus to head U.S. Central Command and Lt. Gen. Raymond Odierno
as the next commander of troops in Iraq.
The Senate Armed Services Committee chairman says confirmation
of the nominations would enable unprecedented continuity of
leadership in Iraq by officers whose knowledge of the war effort is
unparalleled.
Petraeus has spent nearly four years in Iraq, most recently as
commander of U.S. troops there. He would replace Navy Adm. William
Fallon as the senior commander of troops in the Middle East, which
includes Afghanistan.
Odierno is to replace Petraeus as the senior military officer in
Iraq.

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