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'''Anthony Zinni''' is a retired [[U.S. Marine Corps]] four-star [[general]], whose last assignment was heading [[United States Central Command]]
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'''Anthony Zinni''' is a retired [[U.S. Marine Corps]] four-star [[general]], whose last military assignment was heading [[United States Central Command]]. Subsequently, he was an special envoy of to Israel and the Palestinian Authority in 2002, resigning over policy differences over launching the [[Iraq War]].
  
He is a vocal critic of the [[George W. Bush Administration]]'s handling of the occupation  phase of the [[Gulf War]].<ref name=TN2004-06-16>{{citation
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Zinni's decorations include: the Defense Distinguished Service Medal; the Defense Superior Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters; and the Purple Heart.
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He is a vocal critic of the [[George W. Bush Administration]]'s handling of the occupation  phase of the [[Iraq War]].<ref name=TN2004-06-16>{{citation
 
  | title= Former Bush (41) and Reagan Officials Say Bush (43) Must Go
 
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  | journal = The Nation
 
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  | url = http://www.thenation.com/doc/20040628/kvh}}</ref> Zinni said America was "headed over Niagara Falls."
 
  | url = http://www.thenation.com/doc/20040628/kvh}}</ref> Zinni said America was "headed over Niagara Falls."
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==Senior commands==
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From 1996 to 1997, he was Deputy Commanding General of CENTCOM, and took command in 1997 until 2000. As a [[lieutenant genera]] from 1994 to 1996, he commanded the [[Marine Air-Ground Task Force#Marine Expecitionary Force|1st Marine Expeditionary Force]].

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Anthony Zinni is a retired U.S. Marine Corps four-star general, whose last military assignment was heading United States Central Command. Subsequently, he was an special envoy of to Israel and the Palestinian Authority in 2002, resigning over policy differences over launching the Iraq War.

Zinni's decorations include: the Defense Distinguished Service Medal; the Defense Superior Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters; and the Purple Heart.

He is a vocal critic of the George W. Bush Administration's handling of the occupation phase of the Iraq War.[1] Zinni said America was "headed over Niagara Falls."

Senior commands

From 1996 to 1997, he was Deputy Commanding General of CENTCOM, and took command in 1997 until 2000. As a lieutenant genera from 1994 to 1996, he commanded the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force.
  1. vanden Heuvel, Katrina (16 June 2004), "Former Bush (41) and Reagan Officials Say Bush (43) Must Go", The Nation