Papandreou Replaces Greek Military Chiefs, Defense Ministry Says

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou approved changes to the leadership of the nation’s armed forces at a meeting of the Foreign and Defense Council in Athens today.

The Chief of National Defense, Greek Army General Staff Chief and the heads of the Air Force and Navy were replaced, while 12 other commissioned officers were relieved of their duties, according to an e-mailed statement from the Athens- based Defense Ministry today.

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