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Scaparrotti confirmed to be USFK chief

2013/08/03 05:43

By Lee Chi-dong

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (Yonhap) -- Army Lt. Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti has been confirmed by the Senate to be the new chief of U.S. forces in South Korea, the Pentagon said Friday.

Scaparrotti, formerly deputy commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, will be promoted to the rank of general and replace Gen. James Thurman in September to lead the 28,500 troops on the peninsula.