FILE - This Oct. 1, 2008 file photo shows Army Gen. William E. "Kip" Ward, Commander of U.S. Africa Command, speaking at the Pentagon. A senior U.S. official says Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has demoted, Ward, the former head of U.S. Africa Command who was accused of spending thousands of dollars on lavish travel and other unauthorized expenses. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)

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FILE - This Oct. 1, 2008 file photo shows Army Gen. William E. "Kip" Ward, Commander of U.S. Africa Command, speaking at the Pentagon. A senior U.S. official says Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has demoted, Ward, the former head of U.S. Africa Command who was accused of spending thousands of dollars on lavish travel and other unauthorized expenses. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)
FILE - This Oct. 1, 2008 file photo shows Army Gen. William E. "Kip" Ward, Commander of U.S. Africa Command, speaking at the Pentagon. A senior U.S. official says Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has demoted, Ward, the former head of U.S. Africa Command who was accused of spending thousands of dollars on lavish travel and other unauthorized expenses. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)
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