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At the White House yesterday, President Clinton and Defense Secretary William Cohen formally nominated Army General Hugh Shelton for the post of chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He replaces outgoing Army General John Shalikashvili when his term as chairman expires at the end of September.

President Clinton said that the 55-year-old Special Forces commander brought a unique perspective to the top military job because of his expertise in unconventional warfare.

Gen. Shelton has also won widespread praise for his role in leading US forces in Haiti.

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