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McCain: Sex assaults so bad I advise women to avoid military

McCain: Sex assaults so bad I advise women to avoid military

WASHINGTON, June 5 (UPI) -- Sen. John McCain told the top U.S. military chiefs he could not advise women to join the service with a sexual-assault scourge the military has not contained.

Iraq disengagement on track

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Gen. Raymond Odierno, commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, told President Obama Wednesday there's no reason to stop the troops drawdown, an Obama spokesman said.

Iraqi forces officially take over from U.S.

BAGHDAD, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Iraqi security forces officially took over control of combat operations from U.S. military forces Saturday, with the top U.S. commander promising ongoing help.

Pentagon calls off Iraq troop deployment

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. defense officials say the improving security situation in Iraq has prompted the cancellation of a planned deployment of 3,500 soldiers.
Petraeus: Iraq security changes going well

Petraeus: Iraq security changes going well

BAGHDAD, July 24 (UPI) -- Army Gen. David Petraeus, the head of U.S. Central Command, said Friday the security duties changeover in Iraq appears to be progressing in a good manner.

Odierno: U.S. withdrawal on schedule

WASHINGTON, April 12 (UPI) -- The American military is on track to have its troops withdrawn from Iraq by August 2010, the top U.S. commander in Iraq said Sunday.

U.S. military role in Iraq still unsettled

SAMARA, Iraq, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- The question of whether U.S. military forces will remain in Iraq next year, and, if so, how they will conduct operations, is still unsettled between Washington and Baghdad as wrangling continues over a proposed Status of Forces Agreement.
RICHARD TOMKINS, UPI Correspondent
Odinero gives odds of troop pact's success

Odinero gives odds of troop pact's success

BAGHDAD, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- U.S. Army Gen. Raymond Odierno, commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, says chances are as high as 30 percent a U.S.-Iraqi security deal won't be reached.

Polish military leaving Iraq

BAGHDAD, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Poland officially ended its military mission in Iraq with a farewell ceremony Saturday at the southern base where its troops have been deployed.
Odierno now leads U.S. troops in Iraq

Odierno now leads U.S. troops in Iraq

BAGHDAD, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. Army Gen. Raymond Odierno took over as the top U.S. officer in Iraq Tuesday, taking the reins during a ceremony from Gen. David Petraeus.
Petraeus to hand command to Odierno soon

Petraeus to hand command to Odierno soon

BAGHDAD, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus will turn over command in Iraq to Lt. Gen. Raymond Odierno before taking over Central Command, the military said.

Analysis: Petraeus upbeat on Iraq

WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) -- Gen. David Petraeus told an admiring Senate Armed Services Committee Thursday that the improving security situation in Iraq will likely allow him to recommend further U.S. troop reductions this fall, beyond the planned drawdown to about 140,000 in July.
MELISSA SCHMITT

Homeland security: The week ahead

WASHINGTON, May 19 (UPI) -- Foreign policy, and in particular relations with so-called rogue states like Iran and Syria, has taken center stage in the presidential election campaign this week -- with the row over President Bush's comments in Israel about appeasement. What other security-type stories are we going to see on the news agenda over the next seven days?
SHAUN WATERMAN, UPI Homeland and National Security Editor
Analysis: Petraeus on Iraq vs. Afghanistan

Analysis: Petraeus on Iraq vs. Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, April 25 (UPI) -- If Gen. David Petraeus is confirmed as commander of U.S. Central Command, his broader responsibilities may force him to reconsider his thinking about U.S. commitments in Iraq in order to properly resource the U.S. effort in Afghanistan, say some analysts and military observers.
SHAUN WATERMAN, UPI Homeland and National Security Editor
Petraeus nominated for Central Command job

Petraeus nominated for Central Command job

WASHINGTON, April 23 (UPI) -- The White House announced Wednesday that U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus, commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, has been nominated to lead U.S. Central Command.
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Raymond Odierno
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates (L), Army Gen. David H. Petraeus (C) and Army Gen. Raymond Odierno talk prior to the Multi-National Force Iraq change of command in Iraq on September 16, 2008. Gen. Odierno is taking over command of the Multi-National Force Iraq. (UPI Photo/Jerry Morrison/DOD)
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Raymond T. Odierno (pronounced /oʊdiˈɛərnoʊ/; born 1954) is a United States Army general who serves as the current Commanding General, United States Forces - Iraq, a post he has held since its creation on January 1, 2010. He assumed command of USF-I's predecessor, Multi-National Force - Iraq on September 16, 2008. He previously served as Commanding General, III Corps, from May 2006 to May 2008. General Odierno is known as the operational architect of the Iraq War troop surge of 2007 and is credited with implementing the counterinsurgency strategy that, along with the Sunni Awakening militia movement, led to the dramatic decrease in violence in Iraq from late 2006 to early 2008. The Weekly Standard has argued that his employment of forces to quell violence across Iraq "redefined the operational art of counterinsurgency". General Odierno is the twelfth American military officer to command at the Division, Corps, and Army level during the same conflict and only the second to have this honor since the Vietnam War.

Prior to commanding III Corps, he served as Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Washington, where he was the primary military advisor to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice from 3 November 2004 to 1 May 2006.

Odierno grew up in Rockaway, New Jersey, where he attended Morris Hills High School, followed by the United States Military Academy at West Point. He graduated in June 1976 with a bachelor of science degree. Later, he attended North Carolina State University and the Naval War College, receiving masters in nuclear effects engineering and national security and strategy, respectively. General Odierno is also a graduate of the Army War College.

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