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At Confirmation Hearing, Fallon Suggests New Goals

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At Confirmation Hearing, Fallon Suggests New Goals

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At Confirmation Hearing, Fallon Suggests New Goals

At Confirmation Hearing, Fallon Suggests New Goals

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Adm. William Fallon, the naval officer nominated to become the head of U.S. Central Command, tells a Senate panel that the military ought to lower its expectations for sudden success in Iraq.

"Maybe we ought to redefine the goals here," Fallon told the Senate Armed Services Committee, "and do something more realistic in terms of progress."

The admiral was not able to answer many of the panel's questions about land operations in the Middle East and Iraq, the region in which he would take oversee U.S. military operations.