General Ham Is Still Commander of U.S. Africa Command

So did General Ham, the commander of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), really get fired?  In fact, the answer to that question is no.  General Ham is still the active commander of AFRICOM. Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) appeared on the Howie Carr radio talk show on 31 October.  Mr. Carr asked Representative Chaffetz about the rumors that General Ham had been forced out.  Representative Chaffetz answered to the effect that he had visited General Ham in Stuttgart (headquarters for the Africa Command) on about 1 October; the two of them traveled to Libya, where General Ham was very much in command.  (Audio of the interview is here.) The Washington Times had previously reported (29 October) that Representative Chaffetz "said that General Ham told him during a visit to Libya that he had never been asked to provide military support for the Americans under attack in Benghazi."  Representative Chaffetz reiterated this during the interview with Mr. Carr. As of...(Read Full Article)