June 14, 2010

Head of British military to leave job early

 The British government said Sunday it is shuffling its top military team as

it grapples with the unpopular conflict in Afghanistan.

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FILE - Britain's Air Chief Marshall Sir Jock Stirrup arrives to give evidence to the Iraq Inquiry, being held in London,

in this Feb. 1, 2010 file photo. Defense Secretary Liam Fox says the head of the armed forces, Air Chief Marshall

Jock Stirrup, will leave his job about six months early. His term had not been due to end until April 2011. Foreign

Secretary William Hague said Sunday June 13, 2010 the men were not being punished for the rising death toll in

Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)

Defense Secretary Liam Fox said the head of the armed forces, Air Chief Marshall Jock Stirrup, will leave his job

in the autumn, about six months early. His term had not been due to end until April 2011. The top civilian defense

official will leave at the same time.

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