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General Picked as 'War Czar'

President Bush has tapped Lt. Gen. Douglas Lute to be the White House's "war czar."

Lute, 54, has had a distinguished career. He is the Pentagon's director of operations and a former leader of U.S. military forces in the Middle East. He also has a master's degree in public administration from Harvard University.

The war czar position has been difficult to fill. Several retired, four-star generals have refused to be considered.


Peter Baker, who has been covering the story for the The Washington Post, talks to Alex Chadwick.

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