Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee Ike Skelton (D-MO) questions US Commander in Iraq General David Petraeus and US Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker on Capitol Hill in Washington in this ... more 
Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee Ike Skelton (D-MO) questions US Commander in Iraq General David Petraeus and US Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker on Capitol Hill in Washington in this April 9, 2008 file photo. Former U.S. congressman Skelton, a 17-term Democrat who capped his career as chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee, died on October 28, 2013, according to U.S. lawmakers. He was 81. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS OBITUARY) less 
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