Ex-U.S. colonel may head Lithuanian army

  • 1999-01-21
VILNIUS (BNS) - A former U.S. army colonel may be at the head of a short list for the Lithuanian National Armed Forces commander's post, according to an aide to President Valdas Adamkus.Jonas Kronkaitis, a retired vice defense minister in Lithuania and former military equipment expert in the U.S. armed forces, has been mentioned as a frontrunner for the post. Algis Vaiceliunas, an adviser to Adamkus, confirmed that Kronkaitis' name has been mentioned in rumors but would not comment on the source of the rumors or the president's potential candidates."The president's talks with the premier an...
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