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March 22, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Army Gen. John P. Abizaid, who has overseen military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan since shortly after U.S. forces invaded Iraq in 2003, will stay on for another year, defense officials said Tuesday. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld recently asked Abizaid to stay for at least another year beyond this summer, one official said. The officials who discussed the matter did so on condition of anonymity because the extension had not been announced.
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November 16, 2006 | Peter Spiegel, Times Staff Writer
The commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East said Wednesday that he had requested an increase in the number of U.S. military advisors in Iraq and had sent another 2,000-Marine unit into the country's restive western region, moves that will increase the number of American troops in Iraq. In two back-to-back hearings on Capitol Hill, Army Gen. John P. Abizaid, head of U.S.
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June 28, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
The Senate confirmed Army Lt. Gen. John Abizaid to replace Gen. Tommy Franks as head of the U.S. Central Command, a position that includes responsibility for American forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. Abizaid is one of two deputies to Franks at the Central Command, which oversees military operations from Africa to Central Asia. He will be promoted to the rank of general.
WORLD
March 22, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Army Gen. John P. Abizaid, who has overseen military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan since shortly after U.S. forces invaded Iraq in 2003, will stay on for another year, defense officials said Tuesday. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld recently asked Abizaid to stay for at least another year beyond this summer, one official said. The officials who discussed the matter did so on condition of anonymity because the extension had not been announced.
WORLD
May 1, 2004 | John Hendren, Times Staff Writer
Hoping to pressure allies to contribute more troops to the occupation of Iraq, the commander of U.S. forces took the unusual step Friday of publicly naming countries that he believed were in a position to send more soldiers. Army Gen. John Abizaid, chief of the U.S. Central Command, said Pakistan was among the countries that could help the United States, which is sending more of its own troops while watching foreign forces depart.
NATIONAL
November 16, 2006 | Peter Spiegel, Times Staff Writer
The commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East said Wednesday that he had requested an increase in the number of U.S. military advisors in Iraq and had sent another 2,000-Marine unit into the country's restive western region, moves that will increase the number of American troops in Iraq. In two back-to-back hearings on Capitol Hill, Army Gen. John P. Abizaid, head of U.S.
WORLD
March 2, 2005 | Mark Mazzetti, Times Staff Writer
The top U.S. general in the Middle East said Tuesday that the failure of insurgents to prevent millions of Iraqis from voting in January showed that the violent guerrilla movement was fizzling. Citing estimates from field commanders, Army Gen. John P. Abizaid, head of the U.S. Central Command, told a Senate committee that approximately 3,500 insurgents were involved in planning and executing the roughly 300 attacks on election day, Jan. 30.
NEWS
November 17, 2006
U.S. troops in Iraq -- In some editions Thursday, a photo caption under two photos in Section A with an article about U.S. troop deployment testimony in Congress said Army Gen. John Abizaid was pictured at right and Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) at left. Abizaid's photo was on the left; Levin's was on the right.
WORLD
July 20, 2003 | From the Washington Post
U.S. military commanders plan to train and arm thousands of Iraqis to conduct military missions alongside U.S. and British troops in an effort to restore security and quell resistance by forces loyal to ousted President Saddam Hussein, the new head of the U.S. Central Command said Saturday. "The Iraqis want to be in the fight," Army Gen. John Abizaid said. "We intend to get them in the fight."
WORLD
January 30, 2004 | From Associated Press
An explosion of a weapons cache in Afghanistan killed seven U.S. soldiers, wounded three and left one missing, the U.S. Central Command said Thursday. An Afghan interpreter also was wounded in the blast near the city of Ghazni, 60 miles southwest of Kabul, the capital. The soldiers were working near the weapons when the explosion occurred. Capt. Bruce Frame, a Central Command spokesman, said the cause had not been determined.
WORLD
March 2, 2005 | Mark Mazzetti, Times Staff Writer
The top U.S. general in the Middle East said Tuesday that the failure of insurgents to prevent millions of Iraqis from voting in January showed that the violent guerrilla movement was fizzling. Citing estimates from field commanders, Army Gen. John P. Abizaid, head of the U.S. Central Command, told a Senate committee that approximately 3,500 insurgents were involved in planning and executing the roughly 300 attacks on election day, Jan. 30.
WORLD
May 1, 2004 | John Hendren, Times Staff Writer
Hoping to pressure allies to contribute more troops to the occupation of Iraq, the commander of U.S. forces took the unusual step Friday of publicly naming countries that he believed were in a position to send more soldiers. Army Gen. John Abizaid, chief of the U.S. Central Command, said Pakistan was among the countries that could help the United States, which is sending more of its own troops while watching foreign forces depart.
WORLD
June 28, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
The Senate confirmed Army Lt. Gen. John Abizaid to replace Gen. Tommy Franks as head of the U.S. Central Command, a position that includes responsibility for American forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. Abizaid is one of two deputies to Franks at the Central Command, which oversees military operations from Africa to Central Asia. He will be promoted to the rank of general.
NATIONAL
May 23, 2003 | From Associated Press
Tommy Franks, the Army general who commanded U.S. forces to battlefield victories in Afghanistan and Iraq, has decided to retire after 36 years in uniform. Franks, 57, made no announcement, but Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld issued a brief statement Thursday saying that Franks had informed him "of his desire to step down as the commander of the U.S. Central Command in the weeks immediately ahead" and that Franks plans to retire from the Army this summer.
NEWS
May 4, 2003 | From Associated Press
Army Gen. Tommy Franks, who ran the war against Iraq from a Central Command outpost in Qatar, returned with little fanfare Saturday to his headquarters in Tampa, Fla. He left Qatar on Friday, a day after President Bush declared that major combat operations in Iraq had ended and that the main focus for the U.S. military has shifted to stabilizing and rebuilding Iraq. Franks is credited with developing a war plan that efficiently defeated the Iraqis with fewer U.S.
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