Tommy Franks
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"Tommy Ray Franks" is a retired General (United States)/general in the United States Army. His last Army post was as the Commander of the United States Central Command/U.S. Central Command, overseeing United States Armed Forces/U.S. military operations in a 25-country region, including the Middle East. Franks succeeded General Anthony Zinni to this position on July 6, 2000 and served until his retirement on 7 July 2003.

Franks was the U.S. general leading the War in Afghanistan (2001–present)/attack on the Taliban in Afghanistan in response to the September 11 attacks/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.

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