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New US commander takes charge of Mideast forces

This January 30, 2012 official US Army handout image shows Vice Chief of the Army, General Lloyd J. Austin III. An Army general who oversaw the US withdrawal from Iraq assumed command in the Middle East Friday, succeeding an officer who had clashed with tAn Army general who oversaw the US withdrawal from Iraq assumed command in the Middle East Friday, succeeding an officer who had clashed with the White House over handling tensions with Iran.