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Army: Shut out of Centcom staff?

I am hearing that the Army is increasingly alarmed that its general officers are being rejected for the top jobs at Centcom, which is taking on kind of a maritime feel (which makes sense if you are positioning the command for a possible air/sea assault on Iran). Back in the day it was dominated by ...

By , a former contributing editor to Foreign Policy.
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I am hearing that the Army is increasingly alarmed that its general officers are being rejected for the top jobs at Centcom, which is taking on kind of a maritime feel (which makes sense if you are positioning the command for a possible air/sea assault on Iran). Back in the day it was dominated by Army officers, but lately it become something of a Marine/Navy baliwick.

I am hearing that the Army is increasingly alarmed that its general officers are being rejected for the top jobs at Centcom, which is taking on kind of a maritime feel (which makes sense if you are positioning the command for a possible air/sea assault on Iran). Back in the day it was dominated by Army officers, but lately it become something of a Marine/Navy baliwick.

Thomas E. Ricks is a former contributing editor to Foreign Policy. Twitter: @tomricks1

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