Four-star general faces demotion over misspending allegations
By Barbara Starr
The first four-star general to command U.S. military operations in
Africa is facing the possibility of being demoted after an investigation
by the Pentagon inspector general found that Gen. William "Kip" Ward
spent thousands of dollars on inappropriate travel expenses, according
to several administration officials directly familiar with the case.
Ward had been known to be under investigation but this is the first indication of the results of the probe.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta was presented with the findings this
week and is expected to make a decision on the case within days, the
officials said Wednesday.
The inspector general found that Ward had engaged in several
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