Fallon Explains Retirement, Calls Conspiracy Theories 'Pure Bunk'

By Zachary M. Peterson / March 20, 2008 at 5:00 AM
Outgoing U.S. Central Command chief Adm. William Fallon told a friendly audience Wednesday evening that his retirement at the end of the month was aimed at ending an "intolerable" perception that his views of the Middle East do not mesh with President Bush's perspective. Fallon spoke at the Navy League's annual Sea Air Space conference banquet in Washington. His resignation as CENTCOM commander was announced unexpectedly last week. The admiral plans to retire after he steps down March 31, he...

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