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General demoted for lavish travel and spending

3:22 AM, Nov 14, 2012   |    comments
William E. Ward, US Army General and first commander of US Africa Command
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The former head of U.S. Africa Command has been demoted after allegedly spending thousands of dollars on lavish travel and other unauthorized expenses.

Gen. William "Kip" Ward has been stripped of a star, which means that he'll now retire as a three-star lieutenant general and will have to repay the government $82,000.

Associated Press

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