A Converstaion with General Tommy Franks

Former Centcom Commander on Afghanistan, Iraq

FORT WORTH, TX  (October 20, 2009) - General Tommy Franks, former Commander-in-Chief of the United State Central Command offers a unique perspective into the volatile conflict in Afghanistan, Pakistan, the war in Iraq and critical Middle East developments at the next Fort Worth Speakers Series luncheon sponsored by the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA).  Franks will be interviewed at the event by nationally syndicated talk radio host and FOX News contributor Mike Gallagher.

The General's awards include five Distinguished Service Medals, four Legions of Merit, four Bronze Stars and three Purple Hearts in addition to numerous foreign awards. He was appointed Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) by order of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on May 25, 2004. And President George W. Bush awarded him the Nation's highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom on December 14, 2004.

WHO: Retired General of the United States Army, previously serving as Commander-in-Chief of the United States Central Command    
WHAT:  National Center for Policy Analysis' Fort Worth Speakers Series luncheon 
WHEN: 12:00 PM Monday, October 26, 2009 
WHERE: Fort Worth Ballroom, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, Texas 

The National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy research organization established to develop alternatives to government regulation by relying on the private sector. The NCPA's "Free Our Health Care Now" petition for free-market health care reform now has more than 1.3 million signatures with more coming daily, making it the largest policy petition ever presented to Congress.