It would be a big mistake to underestimate the value of the information delivered by the GermansU.S. generals embarrass German foreign minister Dec 17, 2008
The global war on terrorism will be a long fightBush box laden with guests for speech Sep 02, 2004
The question is: Do we fight them over there or do we fight them here? I choose to fight them over thereBush box laden with guests for speech Sep 02, 2004
It takes time to solve problems when you're talking about 25 to 26 million peopleFranks: Iraq needs 5-year plan Jul 30, 2004
But we do know that since we have it, we want to be able to run some operations out of itU.S. reducing, moving troops in Mideast Apr 28, 2003
General Tommy Ray Franks, United States Army, KBE, (born 17 June 1945 in Wynnewood, Oklahoma) is a retired General in the United States Army. His last Army post was as the Commander of the United States Central Command, overseeing United States Armed Forces operations in a 25-country region, including the Middle East. Franks succeeded General Anthony Zinni to this position on 6 July 2000 and served until his retirement on 7 July 2003.
Franks was the U.S. general leading the attack on the Taliban in Afghanistan in response to the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and The Pentagon in 2001. He also led the 2003 invasion of Iraq and the overthrow of Saddam Hussein.
Born Tommy Ray Bentley in Oklahoma, and adopted by Ray and Lorene "Pete" Parker Franks, Tommy Franks graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in Midland, Texas. He attended the University of Texas at Austin and where he was a brother of Delta Upsilon International Fraternity. He dropped out of college after two years due to subpar grades.