Gen. Joseph Dunford takes command in Afghanistan


Last in a long line Gen, Joseph Dunford took command of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan on Sunday, replacing Gen. John Allen and becoming the 15th general to lead the international coalition (NYT, Reuters, AP, McClatchy, AJE, LAT, CNN). Gen. Dunford, who has never served in Afghanistan, is also expected to be the last American general to lead there, and will oversee the final withdrawal of troops and equipment, as well as the transfer of security control from NATO to Afghan troops. While on his way to Afghanistan for the command handover ceremony, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin…

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