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URGENT ¥¥¥ US names new NATO commander

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The United States said Thursday it was nominating Air Force General Philip Breedlove as the new NATO Supreme Commander, filling the key position a month after top general John Allen stepped aside.

President Barack Obama "is nominating Air Force General Philip Breedlove to serve as the new commander of our European Command, Supreme Allied Command," Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told reporters.

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