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Ex-Iraq commander to seek U.S. Senate seat

Ex-Iraq commander to seek U.S. Senate seat

SAN ANTONIO, May 11 (UPI) -- Ricardo Sanchez, a former commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, filed papers Wednesday to run for the Senate seat of retiring Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas.

Texas Dems eye ex-general for U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON, April 18 (UPI) -- Retired Army Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, a former commander in Iraq, may run for the U.S. Senate on Texas next year as a Democrat, party officials said Monday.
'Military mentor' fired after 2007 speech

'Military mentor' fired after 2007 speech

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- A retired U.S. general who once led U.S. forces in Iraq was fired as a "military mentor" after criticizing war policy in 2007, USA Today reported Tuesday.

Fla. fed jury gives death to child-killers

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., April 1 (UPI) -- Lawyers for a pair of Florida killers sentenced to death in the slaying of two children, who died along with their parents, say they will appeal the sentence.

Two face death penalty in family's killing

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Prosecutors in West Palm Beach, Fla., say they'll use fingerprints found on a turnpike toll card to link two men to the slayings of a family of four.

Dogs of War: Blackwater, Najaf -- Take Two

WASHINGTON, May 16 (UPI) -- One aspect of private military and security contractors that is relatively ignored is their relationship with regular military forces. Such discussion, as there is, is generally limited to sound bites about the reported envy that soldiers have for allegedly better paid security contractors.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, May 3, 2008.
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Iraq Press Roundup

Shabab Al Iraq newspaper in a front-page editorial by Ali al-Tuaimaat Monday accused U.S. forces of abuses against Iraqi civilians.
HIBA DAWOOD, UPI Correspondent

Analysis: The Baghdad follies

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Statements that the situation in Iraq seems to be improving, despite daily car bombs, attacks against coalition forces and continued slaughter of innocent civilians caught in the crossfire, are reminiscent of the “Five o’clock follies,” the daily briefings given by the U.S. military command in Saigon during the Vietnam War.
CLAUDE SALHANI, UPI Contributing Editor

Republicans resent ex-general's Iraq talk

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. Republicans are angry with disparaging remarks the retired former military commander in Iraq made about political accountability.

Gen. Sanchez calls Iraq a 'nightmare'

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, the former U.S. commander in post-invasion Iraq, lambasted the Bush administration Friday for "incompetent strategic leadership."

Ambassador: Give troop surge a chance

WASHINGTON, June 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. ambassador to Iraq says it's too soon to talk in terms of victory or defeat, considering the troop surge there is just now reaching full strength.

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Ricardo Sanchez
LTG Ricardo Sanchez (L), Iraqi General Amer Bkar Hashemi and LTG Thomas F. Metz (R) salute during the Combined Joint Task Force-Seven inactivation on May 15, 2004 in Baghdad. The new Multi-National Force-Iraq will be in the charge of LTG Sanchez. (UPI Photo/Hugo Infante)

Multinational Force Iraq V Corps 1st Armored Division

Ricardo Sanchez (born September 9, 1953) is a retired United States Army Lieutenant General and a candidate for the Democratic Party nomination for the Senate election in 2012 for the seat of retiring Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison.

Sanchez was born into a poor Mexican American family in Rio Grande City, Texas. During the Vietnam War (1969–73), Sanchez was in college. He spent one year at the University of Texas at Austin on an ROTC scholarship, eventually transferring to Texas A&M University in Kingsville, Texas, where he graduated in 1973 with a double major in mathematics and history. Sanchez was named a Distinguished Military Graduate (DMG), meaning he was in the top 10% of all ROTC cadets in the nation. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Army.

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