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Putin Dismisses a Top General Among Moves to Quell Feud

Moving to quell a feud for control of the Russian military and simultaneously reacting to a stinging military setback last month near Chechnya, President Vladimir V. Putin on Monday dismissed four senior military and security officers. Mr. Putin has rarely wanted for a dramatic gesture, and the dismissals demonstrated that point once more. Gen. Anatoly Kvashnin, the chief of Russia’s general staff, a rough equivalent of the Pentagon’s chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, topped the list of those dismissed. The president offered the departing general a lesser post and a medal for faithful service. Russian news organizations reported that the veteran officer had refused the new job and would retire. Full Story

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