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WASHINGTON: General James Mattis was named as the new head of US Central Command, or CENTCOM, which has overall control of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mattis, whose appointment must be confirmed by the Senate, replaces General David Petraeus, who took over direct command of the faltering Afghan conflict after his predecessor was fired [...]
An Obama administration official says the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan has been summoned to Washington to explain his controversial comments about President Barack Obama and members of his administration in a recent interview. Also, Britain’s special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, who has criticized elements of the U.S. war strategy, has resigned and the [...]
WASHINGTON: The top US military commander for Asia said he was “cautiously optimistic” on forging a conflict-free path ahead with China, despite US concerns about Beijing’s rapid military buildup. The assessment by Admiral Timothy Keating, head of the Hawaii-based US Pacific Command, came despite new US intelligence guidelines listing China and Russia as main challengers [...]
MOSCOW: The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen, will arrive on Thursday on a three-day working visit to Russia, the Russian Defense Ministry said. “During the visit, Mullen will meet with Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov and the head of the Russian General Staff, Gen. Nikolai Makarov,” the ministry said [...]
NEWPORT NEWS: A USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) officer has broken stereotypes in the Navy across all ranks during the past 22 years. Cmdr. Muhammad Khan, Air Department’s Head of Department emigrated from Karachi, Pakistan in 1981, to earn a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at North Texas State University. Later, fascinated with Naval Aviation [...]
WASHINGTON: US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said he had sacked the top commander in Afghanistan to make way for “new thinking” at a pivotal moment in the seven-year-old war. Gates, explaining his decision to replace General David McKiernan after less than a year on the job as the US and NATO commander, said “that our [...]
MANAMA, Bahrain: The commanding officer of USS Hartford (SSN 768) was relieved of command April 14 due to loss of confidence. Rear Adm. Michael J. Connor, commander, Task Force 54 (CTF 54) and commander, Submarine Group 7, relieved the commanding officer of USS Hartford (SSN 768), Cmdr. Ryan Brookhart. Connor expressed his loss of confidence [...]