Marine Commander: Mission Remains the Same in Afghanistan Despite Leadership Change

By Zachary M. Peterson / May 12, 2009 at 5:00 AM
The firing of the top military officer on the ground in Afghanistan will not change the mission of Marine forces in the central Asian country at this time, Lt. Gen. Dennis Hejlik, the commander of the II Marine Expeditionary Force, said this morning. "With the change in command structure yesterday, there will not be a mission change for us as of last night," Hejlik said at a breakfast meeting with reporters in Washington. "There [has been] no change to our...

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