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Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf dies

...notoriously explosive temper.He served in his last military assignment in Tampa as commander-in-chief of U.S. Central Command, the headquarters responsible for U.S. military and security concerns in nearly 20 countries from the eastern...
Pentagon investigating top US commander in Afghanistan for emails to woman in Petraeus scandal

...has been described as an unpaid social liaison at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., which is headquarters to the U.S. Central Command.Petraeus resigned as CIA director on Friday.
CIA director quits over affair

...credited with paving the way for the eventual U.S. withdrawal.After Iraq, Bush made Petraeus commander of U.S. Central Command, overseeing all U.S. military operations in the greater Middle East, including Afghanistan and Pakistan...
101st Airborne Division receives deployment orders

...released by the public affairs office at Fort Campbell, where the division is based. The division will deploy to the U.S. Central Command area of operations, the statement said. The exact location and number of soldiers deploying was not disclosed...
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The general loves his country

...Franks, is not only a country-music fan but a country-music singer. Phil Vassar noticed the chief of the U.S. Central Command last August singing along to Mr. Vassar's hit American Child during a country concert at MacDill Air Force Base...
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Some 60,000 more U.S. forces ordered to Gulf region

...send another 60,000 American troops to the Persian Gulf region. Gen. Tommy Franks was traveling Tuesday from U.S. Central Command headquarters in Tampa, Fla., to begin two days of meetings in Washington, officials said. And with some 200...
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Gulf war chemical logs missing

...headquarters may have wiped out half the logs, the report said. Two sets of the logs on disk and a paper copy shipped to U.S. Central Command headquarters in Florida after the war appear to have been lost from a safe in an office move. A third disk set...
Key developments in the war against Iraq

...barracks of a paramilitary training center, the U.S. Central Command said. // - A Marine UH-1 Huey helicopter crashed...Infantry Division in the southern city of Nasiriyah, U.S. Central Command said. - The 101st Airborne Division encircles...
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Commander says war's target would be Saddam's pillars of power

...with disarmament of the regime," said Gen. Tommy Franks in an interview with The Associated Press. As head of U.S. Central Command, Franks is the military officer who would run a war against Iraq. The four-star Army general commented en route...
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Deck of most wanted finds home-front fans

...Qusai and Odai Hussein - to mark them dead. He wrote "killed on July 22" across each card. On April 11, U.S. Central Command released the names of the most-wanted Iraqis and placed them on playing cards. A few hundred decks were distributed...