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February 10, 2013

Top Marine general takes over in Afghanistan

  • what U.S. Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford has taken full command of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan and will shepherd the troops during what is to be expected to be the final two years of war. Dunford replaces departing Marine Gen. John Allen.
  • why “Today is not about change, it’s about continuity,” he said during a change of command ceremony. “I’ll endeavor to continue the momentum of the campaign and support the people of Afghanistan as they seize the opportunity for a brighter future.” Allen left months after finding himself the subject of an investigation related to the scandal that took down CIA head David Petreaus—his predecessor. source
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