Rumsfeld: No Recommendation Yet For Army Chief Of Staff

By Dan Dupont / May 9, 2003 at 5:00 AM
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld today said he has not yet given the president his recommendation for the next Army chief of staff, refuting suggestions that he handpicked a successor to Gen. Eric Shinseki more than a year ago. Addressing reporters at the Pentagon for the first time since the Defense Department announced April 25 that Army Secretary Thomas White had resigned, Rumsfeld noted that the president's pick to succeed White, Air Force Secretary James Roche, will be consulted on the...

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