Rumsfeld to Host Combatant Commanders in Washington

By Jason Sherman / May 13, 2005 at 5:00 AM
U.S. combatant commanders will convene in Washington May 16 to 18 for meetings with Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, according to Pentagon officials. Rumsfeld gathers this group of senior brass at the Pentagon three times a year to solicit their views on the most pressing issues in their areas of responsibility, and to ensure that policy and budget decisions taken in Washington reflect the needs of military in the field, Pentagon officials said. The four-star officers include regional commanders who oversee...

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