People Who Mattered 2002

A general, a bishop, a bride and a groom: just a few of the other men and women who made news this year


Could you stare this man down? General Franks is the officer in charge at U.S. Central Command, the nerve center for American military operations in 25 countries in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. That means he is responsible for running the war in Afghanistan, and, if it comes to that, he will be giving orders in Iraq. Franks has taken flak for wanting to wage war the old-fashioned way. But no one questions the strength of his resolve.


The situation called for subtlety, smarts and swiftness, and for a few days people wondered whether a...

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