What Girl In Every Port, Sir?

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: The search for a replacement candidate to head the Joint Chiefs has moved into high gear. Top contenders include Admiral Joseph Lopez, commander of NATO's southern flank; Army General Wesley Clark, commander of U.S. forces in Central and South America; Marine Corps Commandant General Charles Krulak and Army General George A. Joulwan. Defense Secretary Cohen, who must find a suitable nominee before General John Shalikashvili retires from the post in September, has said he would probably send President Clinton a recommendation in a few weeks. But Pentagon officials concede that all potential nominees will face a once-over into their private lives, and that may make the process more time-consuming than they’d like.