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    Leaders of Army, Marine Corps, Joint Chiefs Confirmed by Senate Amid Monthslong Blockade by Tuberville

    The Senate approved chiefs for the and Marine Corps on Thursday following its approval of the next chairman of the Chiefs of Staff on Wednesday night.

    The trio of leaders are the first officer promotions the Senate has confirmed in more than six months since Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala., started blocking quick approval for all general and admiral nominees in protest of the Pentagon's abortion policy.

    A Senate procedural maneuver by Tuberville this week forced Democrats to retreat from their earlier position — that confirming a few top officers individually with roll call votes would set a bad precedent. But the fate of more than 300 other officers caught in Tuberville's blockade remains up in the air with no clear plan to confirm them.

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    The Senate voted 96-1 to confirm Gen. Randy George as Army chief of staff, 96-0 to confirm Gen. Eric Smith as Marine commandant, and 83-11 to confirm Gen. Charles “C.Q.” Brown as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

    Asked Thursday whether Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., would set up individual roll call votes on any other nominees, Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jack Reed, D-R.I., said that “nothing's on the table, nothing's off the table.”

    “I think you should ask the Republicans, who voted so enthusiastically for…

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