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Rumsfeld Announces Franks' Resignation


Rumsfeld Announces Franks' Resignation

General Franks has advised me of his desire to step down as the commander of the U.S. Central Command in the weeks immediately ahead and his intention to retire from active duty later this summer.

He has served our country with great distinction. I consider myself privileged to have worked so closely with him over these many months.

Franks Resigns: (pictured last week) U.S. Commander of Central Command Gen. Tommy Franks, U.S. Army, answers a reporter's question about the progress coalition forces are making in Iraq during a Pentagon press briefing with Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld on May 9, 2003.


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