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NEWS | Feb. 14, 2013

Iraqi General Babakir Badr-Khan Shawkat al-Zebari visits USCENTCOM

By Sgt. Fredrick Coleman , U.S. Central Command

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Marine General James N. Mattis (R), commander of U.S. Central Command, escorts Gen. Babakir Badr-Khan Shawkat al-Zebari, Iraqi Joint Headquarters chief of staff, upon his arrival to USCENTCOM headquarters here, Feb. 13, 2013.  Mattis invited Babakir to discuss current issues in Iraq and help strengthen the U.S.-Iraqi strategic partnership. Babakir also visited with several other top military officials, including Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and General Raymond T. Odierno, Army chief of staff. (USCENTCOM photo by Sgt. Fredrick J. Coleman)