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Lloyd Austin: The First African-American to Lead U.S. Central Command

Valerie Jarrett | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics
Valerie Jarrett

Today, General Lloyd Austin became the first African-American to lead the U.S. Central Command, which has a wide-ranging area of responsibility for 20 countries in the Middle East and southwest Asia. His appointment is effective immediately.

Troops Celebrate Last Thanksgiving In Iraq

AP | By REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 11.24.2011 | Impact

COS ECHO, Iraq -- American troops marked their last Thanksgiving in Iraq Thursday with turkey, stuffing and a rocket fire alarm. Fewer than 20,000 Am...