Bush Picks General to Coordinate War Policy

by | May 16, 2007 | Stress Blog

Bush Picks General to Coordinate War Policy
By Sheryl Gay Stolberg
New York Times
Wednesday 16 May 2007

Washington – The White House said Tuesday that President Bush ended his lengthy search for a so-called war czar to carry out Iraq and Afghanistan policy by offering the job to an active duty three-star Army general who said in his interview that he had been skeptical of the troop buildup in Iraq.

Mr. Bush selected Lt. Gen. Douglas E. Lute, currently the top operations officer for the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He will retain his active military status and must be confirmed by the Senate, which approves new assignments for three- and four-star generals.

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