3,699. 8/5/2002

Central Command leader General Tommy Franks presented to President Bush and the National Security Council a new Iraq war plan on August 5, 2002, in the White House Situation Room. It was called Hybrid, and had four phases: “Phase One: Five days to establish the air bridge, which included involuntarily enlisting all necessary U.S. Commercial aircraft to augment the military airlift to the combat region. Phase Two: 16 days of air attacks and Special Forces operations. Phase Three: 125 days of decisive combat operations…Phase Four: Stability operations of unknown duration. …’I like the concept,’ Bush said.”

 – Bob Woodward, Plan of Attack, Pages 145-146

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