Obama picks NY Republican for Army secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) Obama said that Rep. John McHugh, who has represented upstate New York, is committed to keeping America's Army "the best trained, the best equipped, the best land force the world has ever seen."

The president said that in his new job, McHugh will make sure the country's troops can handle the new kinds of combat in the 21st century, including nonconventional warfare. McHugh has been a key member of the House Armed Services Committee.

Obama said that as secretary, McHugh also will understand the needs of America's servicemen and women.

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