John Abizaid

John Abizaid

John Philip Abizaid is a retired General in the United States Army and former Commander of the United States Central Command , overseeing American military operations in a 27-country region, from the Horn of Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, to South and Central Asia, covering much of the Middle East. CENTCOM oversees 250,000 US troops. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
John Abizaid has 28 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 2003 News Conference as a Lieutenant General for the U.S. Army. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2007 with an average of 337 views per program. Most appearances with Donald Rumsfeld (3). Most common tags: Iraq Occupation/Reconstruction (05/02/03-08/31/10), Afghanistan, Military.

Appearances by Title:


Commander, U.S. Central Command c. July 9, 2003 - c. December 31, 2007 Videos: 25 Lieutenant General, U.S. Army c. March 23, 2003 - c. July 8, 2003 Videos: 3

Recent Appearances

  • Handling of Service Member Remains

    Handling of Service Member Remains

    Retired General John Abizaid talked to reporters and answered questions about the findings of the investigation into the mishandling of…

  • Combating Insurgents and Terrorism

    Combating Insurgents and Terrorism

    General John Abizaid (Ret.), former commander of U.S. Central Command, talked about the changing role the military plays in…

  • Army Ranger Tillman Death Investigation

    Army Ranger Tillman Death Investigation

    The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing to examine whether senior Defense Department officials knew…

  • Combating Terrorism

    Combating Terrorism

    General Abizaid, commander of the U. S. Central Command, spoke about military efforts to combat terrorism, sustaining…

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