FILE - In this May 26, 2006, file photo, Army Lt. Gen. 

FILE - In this May 26, 2006, file photo, Army Lt. Gen. William E. Kip Ward, is given the oath of four-star General, the Army's highest rank of general, by Command Sgt. Major Mark Ripka, right, at Fort Myer, Va. Joint Chiefs chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey is opposing the demotion of a Ward, the four-star general who is accused of spending tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars on lavish travel and other expenses, in a case that has been sitting on Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's desk for weeks, U.S. officials said Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
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FILE - In this May 26, 2006, file photo, Army Lt. Gen. William E. Kip Ward, is given the oath of four-star General, the Army's highest rank of general, by Command Sgt. Major Mark Ripka, right, at Fort Myer, Va. Joint Chiefs chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey is opposing the demotion of a Ward, the four-star general who is accused of spending tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars on lavish travel and other expenses, in a case that has been sitting on Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's desk for weeks, U.S. officials said Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
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