President Obama nominates new Joint Chiefs of Staff, Martin Dempsey

The Takeaway

Army Gen. Martin Dempsey will replace Navy Adm. Michael Mullen as the new chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. And Gen. Ray Odierno was picked to replace Dempsey as Army chief. Retired Army Colonel Peter Mansoor, an officer who served with both Dempsey and Ray Odierno, and also the author of “Baghdad at Sunrise” talks with The Takeaway about the shakeup.


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