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Jul 26, 2011 7:21 PM by John Romero

Army general tapped to lead NORAD, Northcom

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AP) - The Army general who was tasked to investigate whether Afghan detainees were mistreated has been nominated for promotion to a fourth star and chosen to lead the North American Aerospace Defense Command and the U.S. Northern Command.

The Pentagon announced Lt. Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr.'s selection Tuesday. Jacoby was assigned in 2004 to examine treatment of detainees at U.S. prisons in Afghanistan. His report found no widespread mistreatment.

He's currently director of strategic plans and policy for the Joint Staff in Washington. Jacoby would replace Adm. James Winnefeld, who's been nominated to become vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

NORAD defends the North American skies. Northern Command defends the American homeland and works with civil authorities during emergencies.

 

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