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    Marine JCS Pace Out as Chairman

    Mullen Tabbed to Head Chiefs of Staff
    Updated 1:20 PM ET June 8, 2007

    By LOLITA BALDOR

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced Friday he has decided against recommending Marine Gen. Peter Pace to President Bush for a new term as chairman of the military Joint Chiefs of Staff.

    Pace told reporters at the Pentagon that, instead, he is recommending Adm. Mike Mullen, currently chief of naval operations, to take Pace's job.

    Gates said he decided not to recommend Pace's renomination for another term because confirmation hearings on that would focus more on the past than the future.

    Mullen, he said, has the "vision, strategic insight and integrity to lead America's armed forces."

    [B]This is a breaking news update.

    AP's earlier story is below.[/B]

    WASHINGTON (AP) _ Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced Friday he has recommended Adm. Mike Mullen, currently chief of naval operations, to become the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

    Gates said that Mullen has the "vision strategic insight and integrity to lead America's armed forces."

    If formally appointed by President Bush and confirmed by the Senate, Mullen would replace Marine Gen. Peter Pace as the nation's top military officer.

    Pace has been in his post for six years _ a period that covers the Iraq war. Gates said that until recently, he had intended to renominate the Marine general for another two years.

    But he said that after consulting with senators in both parties, he had concluded that "the focus of his confirmation process would have been on the past and not on the future."

    Copyright 2007 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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    Probably turns out he was gay and couldn't be renominated under don't ask, don't tell.

    (That's a joke.)

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    Now that would be a hell of a scandal. It would knock Paris off the front page :yes:

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    Pace is the first Marine to serve as JCS and he is the first to be fired. Also he is the first not to be repositioned as JCS while in office.

    Pace led the charge against the politcos in DC who want to get us into Iran.
    Another blunder by this admin. The new appointee wants us in Iran like the neocons do.

    We Marines stand behind General Pace

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