Report: General fired over alcohol, sex charges

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The allegations against Baker involve harassment and inappropriate conduct, according to the AP. Baker has appealed the charges to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.

Baker has been at the head of the Africa Command task force, which partners with East African nations on military operations and exercises, since last May.

Removing Baker was one of Ham’s final actions as head of U.S. Africa Command, as his successor, Gen. David Rodriguez, took over after a change-of-command ceremony Friday.