Seasoned veteran of Afghan war picked for top command

This April 17, 2014, photo, provided by the U.S. Army, shows then-Maj. Gen. John W. Nicholson, Jr. speaking to his senior leaders at Fort Bragg, N.C. Officials say the Obama administration has chosen Nicholson, a seasoned veteran of the Afghanistan war, to succeed Gen. John F. Campbell as the top American commander in Kabul. (Sgt. Mikki L. Sprenkle/U.S. Army via AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid growing concern about setbacks in Afghanistan, the Obama administration has chosen Lt. Gen. John W. "Mick" Nicholson, Jr., a veteran of multiple Afghan war deployments, as the next top American commander in Kabul, officials said Wednesday.


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