Friday, February 02, 2007

Bragg general to lead in Afghanistan

2/2/2007 9:49 AM
By: Ilin Chen, News 14 Carolina

FAYETTEVILLE -- The commanding general of Fort Bragg's 82nd Airborne Division is taking on a new role Friday. Gen. David Rodriguez is taking over as the commander of U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
Rodriguez took over command of the 82nd Airborne in April, and now, as he's getting ready to take charge of American forces, he's been meeting with military and government leaders in Afghanistan. He says he expects his troops to encounter more suicide attacks this year.

Rodriguez won’t be the only one from Fort Bragg in Afghanistan. About 5,000 paratroopers, including soldiers from the newly formed 4th Brigade combat team, left just a few weeks ago. They are scheduled to be gone for about a year.

All four brigade combat teams are scheduled to be deployed at some point in time this year."

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