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    Tuberville Blockade Finally Concludes with Confirmation of 11 Remaining Four-Star Generals and Admirals

    Tuberville Blockade Finally Concludes with Confirmation of 11 Remaining Four-Star Generals and Admirals

    All four-star officers whose promotions Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala., vowed to continue delaying have now been confirmed by the Senate, ending a nearly yearlong saga where Tuberville entangled the military chain of command in his protest over the Pentagon's abortion policy.

    In a voice vote Tuesday evening, the Senate confirmed the 11 four-star general and admiral nominees whom Tuberville originally said he'd continue stalling, as well as five other one- and three-stars who had yet to be confirmed as the Senate worked to clear the backlog that began easing when Tuberville announced he would largely end his blockade earlier this month.

    The newly confirmed four-stars include the vice chiefs of the , Space , Navy and Force, as well as commanders to lead Northern Command, Space Command and Cyber Command.

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    Tuberville had spent most of the year blocking quick confirmation of senior military officer nominees in an ill-fated effort to get the Pentagon to reverse its policy of covering travel expenses and providing leave for service members seeking abortions and other reproductive care.

    As it became clear that some of his Senate Republican colleagues would side with Democrats to temporarily change chamber rules to circumvent his blockade, Tuberville announced he was dropping his hold on most of…

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