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Leveraging

See where GOP candidate Mitt Romney has just released a roster of more than 300 retired generals and admirals who are endorsing him for President. They range...

The General: Straight Shooter

When two soldiers under fire are thrown into the same foxhole, survival depends on putting any differences aside. Perhaps that explains why General Tommy Franks...

Person of the Week: Gen. Tommy Franks

There are plenty of war heroes on the screen these days — Bruce Willis, Mel Gibson, even Josh Hartnett is killing bad guys in a theater near you. The Gulf War...

Happy 10th, Afghan War

I vividly recall being in the Pentagon 10 years ago today, awaiting the beginning of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, a military counterpunch to the 9/11...

Pentagon Warlord

Nearly every day now, working from the stand-up desk in his spacious Pentagon E-Ring office, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld pores over a secret document known...

10 Questions for Tommy Franks

WHY DO THINGS SEEM TO BE GOING SO POORLY IN IRAQ? It's a very good thing when a major war fight is quick. On the other hand, if you want to reconstitute,...

Criticism Mounts of U.S. Generals in Iraq

The Bush Administration's recent shift in strategy on the Iraq War — ending talk about "staying the course" and replacing it with a new emphasis on flexibility...

Hunting Osama

Every morning military brass in a nondescript office called the intelligence fusion cell at General Tommy Franks' U.S. Central Command headquarters in Tampa,...

The Battle Over Peacekeeping

Remember "mission creep"? the Pentagon does. In 1993 what started as a humanitarian operation to feed starving Somalis turned into an exercise in "nation...

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INSIDE CENTCOM

TIME spends a weeks at the U.S. Central Command as General Tommy Franks manages the war in Afghanistan

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