Trump to tap U.S. Pacific Commander Harris as ambassador to Australia: statement

Reuters News
Posted: Feb 09, 2018 2:01 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Friday named U.S. Pacific Commander Admiral Harry Harris as his pick to serve as the American ambassador to Australia, the White House said in a statement.

The naval officer has served in the military for 39 years and is in his seventh command assignment as head of the U.S. Pacific Command, according to the White House.

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