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- Boehner accuses Obama of ‘legacy of lawlessness’
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- Lawmakers rattled by Syria genocide horrors, call on Obama to act
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Topic - Lloyd J. Austin Iii
The last American commander in Iraq recommended to the Obama administration that 23,000 U.S. troops remain to cement the victory, but no deal was ever reached with Baghdad, and all combat forces went home.
The Army stepped to the fore last month, winning one of the armed forces' most coveted commands after having seen Marine Corps generals selected in recent years to head operations in the Middle East, Afghanistan and Europe.
A Florida pastor's plan to burn the Koran on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks hit the diplomatic community worldwide this week.
Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, Commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East, told Congress on Wednesday that violence is expanding between Sunni and Shiite Muslims in the Middle East, and warned that Syria's conflict is producing a generation of terrorists.
"What started as a backlash against corruption and oppressive authoritarian rule has now expanded into a civil war," he said, adding that the three-year conflict has become a "dynamic stalemate."