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Army Fires 2-Star General Amid Allegations of Improper Relationship

Maj. Gen. Joseph Harrington, U.S. Army Africa commanding general, attends a function on July 10, 2017, during a visit to Caserma Ederle, Vicenza, Italy. Davide Dalla Massara/Army
Maj. Gen. Joseph Harrington, U.S. Army Africa commanding general, attends a function on July 10, 2017, during a visit to Caserma Ederle, Vicenza, Italy. Davide Dalla Massara/Army

WASHINGTON -- The Army has fired the two-star general who heads U.S. Army Africa amid allegations he had an inappropriate relationship with the wife of an enlisted soldier.

An Army statement provided to The Associated Press says Maj. Gen. Joseph Harrington was removed from his job due to a loss of faith in his ability to command.

A senior Army official says Harrington is under investigation for sending inappropriate Facebook messages to the woman, who is married to a soldier on his base in Vicenza, Italy. Harrington is also married.

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The official says Harrington will remain in the Army and is being reassigned to the Pentagon until the investigation is finished. He will work for the director of the Army staff.

The official wasn't authorized to discuss the matter publicly so spoke anonymously.

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