Middle East, Africa and Central Asia Operations SENATE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE Military Nominations To consider the nominations of General Lloyd J. Austin, III, USA to be Commander, United States Central Command; and General David M. Rodriguez, USA, to be Commander, United States Africa Com

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    Military Nominations

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the nominations of General Lloyd Austin to be commander of United States Central Command, which is responsible for operations in the Middle East and Afghanistan, and General David Rodriguez to be commander of United States Africa Command. The witnesses were questioned about their experiences. General Austin, former commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, said that he finds recent developments in that country “very troubling.” . He also expressed support for maintaining a large Afghan security…

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    Senate Armed Services Committee: Middle East, Africa & Central Asia Operations 2

    SENATE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE Military Nominations To consider the nominations of General Lloyd J. Austin, III, USA to be Commander, United States Central Command; and General David M. Rodriguez, USA, to be Commander, United States Africa Command. Nominees Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III for reappointment to the grade of general and to be commander, U.S. Central Command Army Gen. David M. Rodriguez for reappointment to the grade of general and to be commander, U.S. Africa Command www.senate.gov