Henry Obering

FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2011 file photo, a rocket is launched from a new Israeli anti-missile system known as Iron Dome in order to intercept a rocket fired by Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip, in the southern city of Beersheba, Israel. Twenty five years after the first U.S. Marines swept across the border into Kuwait in the 1991 Gulf War, American forces find themselves battling the extremist Islamic State group, born out of al-Qaida, in the splintered territories of Iraq and Syria. In Israel, the memory of Iraqi Scud missile fire prompted the military to speed up a missile-defense program that included the development of its Iron Dome rocket-defense system with the help of the Americans. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty, File)

Former generals battle to keep a top position sacred

Former military officials are trying to keep the Missile Defense Agency director a three or four star general.

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