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UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 11, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 11, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 11, 2014
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, May 11, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, May 11, 2012.
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McKiernan joins ADS Ventures

McKiernan joins ADS Ventures

BOSTON, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Retired U.S. Army Gen. David McKiernan has joined ADS Ventures of Boston as a senior policy adviser, the company said.
Report: McKiernan firing shows new urgency

Report: McKiernan firing shows new urgency

WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- The May firing of the top U.S. military commander in Kabul revealed the urgency felt in Washington over Afghanistan, The Washington Post reported Monday.

McChrystal takes over in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan, June 15 (UPI) -- U.S. Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal took command of U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan Monday during a ceremony in Kabul.
McKiernan praised for Afghan work; Kurdish forces met with protests in Ninawa

McKiernan praised for Afghan work; Kurdish forces met with protests in Ninawa

McKiernan established early momentum; Taliban stockpiling white phosphorus, U.S. says; Communications part of Afghan war effort; Kurdish forces met with protests in Ninawa; Opposition mounts for Kurdish vote; Baghdad, London set for security agreement
DANIEL GRAEBER, UPI Correspondent

Gates calls for McKiernan resignation

WASHINGTON, May 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates called for the resignation of Gen. David McKiernan as the leader of international forces in Afghanistan on Monday.
McKiernan out as U.S. head in Afghanistan

McKiernan out as U.S. head in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, May 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Army Gen. David McKiernan has been asked to resign as commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Monday.
Gates arrives in Afghanistan

Gates arrives in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan, May 6 (UPI) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates arrived in Afghanistan Wednesday after meeting with Saudi Arabian leaders in Riyadh, officials said.

U.S. may deploy 30,000 more in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The size of the U.S. military contingent in Afghanistan could be doubled in the next year, a spokesman for the Defense Department said Saturday.

More troops in Afghanistan sought

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- The commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan says more troops are needed there because of rising threats faced by American soldiers.

Commander wants more troops in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- The commander of the NATO forces in Afghanistan says more than 10,000 extra troops are needed besides the additions announced by U.S. President George Bush.

Cell phone pictures cited in Afghan probe

KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Cell phone pictures may have persuaded Gen. David McKiernan, the NATO commander in Afghanistan, to review a probe of civilian deaths, sources say.

Troops needed in Afghanistan, British say

LONDON, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- British commanders are warning that unless there is a rapid increase in troops sent to Afghanistan the Taliban could soon win back control countrywide.
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David McKiernan
REX2003041010 - Iraq, April 4 (UPI) -- Lieutenant General David McKiernan (centre) Commander of the Coalition Forces Land Component Command talks over battle plans with Lieutenant General James Conway (left), Commander of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force after the battle of An Nasseria, Iraq, on April 4, 2003. rlw/REX FEATURES UPI.**Europe Out**
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David D. McKiernan (born December 11, 1950) is a retired United States Army four-star general who served in Afghanistan as Commander, International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) from June 3, 2008 to June 15, 2009. He served concurrently as Commander, U.S. Forces Afghanistan (USFOR-A) from October 6, 2008 to June 15, 2009.

Prior to Afghanistan, McKiernan was Commanding General, U.S. Army, Europe and Seventh U.S. Army from December 14, 2005 to May 2, 2008. Before promotion to four-star rank, he served as Commanding General, Third U.S. Army and Coalition Forces Land Component Command (CFLCC) from 2002 to 2004, where he commanded all allied ground forces during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, and as Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Forces Command, the Army's largest major command, from 2004 to 2005.

On May 11, 2009, Defense Secretary Robert Gates asked for McKiernan's resignation from ISAF and USFOR-A. Gates said new leadership was needed as the administration of President Barack Obama launched a new strategy in the seven-year-old Afghanistan war. McKiernan was replaced by two generals, General Stanley A. McChrystal (Commander) and Lieutenant General David Rodriguez (Deputy Commander), ISAF and USFOR-A.

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