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By Mark Davis
The nation founders, the Lone Star State thrives
Topic - David D. Mckiernan
When Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford took command of the war in Afghanistan on Feb. 10, he succeeded a line of hard-luck officers who had succumbed to scandal or felt the White House's sting over requests for more troops.
CNN reported that Gen. McKiernan said at his retirement ceremony: "I was dismayed, disappointed and more than a little embarrassed."