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  • No Takers for Top Jobs in the Army

    06/06/2003 9:56:17 AM PDT · by mark502inf · 2 replies · 98+ views | June 3, 2003 | William S. Lind
    The Men Who Would Not Be King Normally, the position of Chief of Staff of the Army is the ultimate brass ring an Army officer can hope to grab. There is no higher Army job, and merely holding it guarantees a man at least a small place in the history books -- though not necessarily a favorable one. In fact, the last Army Chief of Staff to merit Clio's praise was General "Shy" Meyer, who held the post twenty years ago. Since he left, the Army has been stuck in a Brezhnevite "era of stagnation." It is therefore surprising that...
  • Franks rejects top Pentagon post

    05/12/2003 5:04:09 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 27 replies · 265+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | May 13, 2003 | David Rennie
    General Tommy Franks, who led US forces to victory in Afghanistan and Iraq, has turned down a promotion to army chief of staff, it was reported yesterday. Gen Franks had promised his wife he would shortly retire and, after days of intense speculation in Washington, he has now declined the offer of the army's top post, Pentagon officials told CNN television. The general has made no secret of his dislike of Washington and the power struggles and intrigue that dominate life there. His decision leaves the defence secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, without a key ally in his long-running, and often bitter,...