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New Pakistan Army Chief Takes Command

Pakistan's army chief since 2007, General Ashfaq Kayani, has handed over the reins of power to his successor. General Raheel Sharif, a career military officer, formally took charge from his predecessor Friday at a ceremony at military headquarters, in Rawalpindi. The Pakistani army chief post is one of the most powerful positions in the troubled, military-dominated nation. The departing Kayani's command saw Pakistan's first ever transition of power from one...

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