Obama nominates new commanders for Afghanistan, special operations and homeland

  • by: LOLITA C. BALDOR , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 24, 2014 - 5:15 PM

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has tapped the vice chief of the Army to take over the U.S. command in Afghanistan later this year as America pulls out its combat troops and leaves a force of about 10,000 to train and advise the Afghan military.

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