29 Sep '17, 2pm

Three-star general tapped to lead hurricane response in Puerto Rico:

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon on Thursday deployed a battle-tested general to coordinate military response operations in Hurricane Maria-ravaged Puerto Rico, where some 4,400 troops were fanning out across the U.S. territory to deliver life-sustaining supplies, according to defense officials. Army Lt. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan will take command of the military portion of rescue and relief operations on the island, which was struck Sept. 20 by the Category 4 storm, said Navy Lt. Cmdr. Joe Nawrocki, a spokesman for U.S. Northern Command. Buchanan is a 35-year infantry officer who led troops through four tours in Iraq and more recently served as a senior commander in Afghanistan. He now serves as commander of U.S. Army North. The three-star general’s deployment comes just one day after the Army sent Brig. Gen. Rich Kim to Puerto Rico to lead land-based forces as the operation shif...

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