Trump Nominates Retired Gen. John Abizaid To Be Ambassador To Saudi Arabia

Retired Gen. John Abizaid, Defense Health Board subcommittee chair conducts a briefing in 2012.

Abizaid, a former CENTCOM commander, is best known for overseeing the Iraq War. The president’s pick highlights the importance placed on the military partnership between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia.

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