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The Baltimore Sun

Transfer of authority

U.S. General Ray Odierno shakes hands with a female officer of the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division during a transfer of authority ceremony from the 10th Mountain Division at the Basra International Airport in southern Iraq on Wednesday. Odierno is the commanding general in Iraq. The U.S. Defense Department also rejected accusations from Iran that Washington was training "terrorists" in Iraq's Kurdish region and countered that Tehran was meddling in Iraq Getty Images photo by Essam al-Sudani