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President Obama replaced ISAF commander General McChrystal with CENTCOM commander General David Petraeus. General McChrystal was relieved of command after an article with unflattering comments about the Obama administration was published. A new CENTCOM commander has not yet been named.
The US military transferred two detainees from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility to authorities in Bulgaria and Spain. The names of those released have not been given. The US has transferred 590 detainees to foreign countries since 2002; an estimated 20 percent have returned to the battlefield after being released.
General David Petraeus, the commander of Coalition forces in Iraq, has been nominated as CENTCOM commander. Lieutenant General Ray Odierno, Petraeus' former deputy, has been nominated to replace Petraeus as commander of Multinational Forces Iraq. Petraeus and Odierno executed the "surge" strategy in Iraq in 2007 and 2008.