3,265. 12/28/2001

On December 28, 2001, Central Command leader General Tommy “Franks presented [President] Bush with the Iraq war planning that the president had requested: a twenty-six-page paper… It called for 400,000 U.S. military personnel for an invasion and close to six months for buildup.”

 – Elisabeth Bumiller, Condoleezza Rice: An American Life, Page 172

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