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  • Defending the General

    11/14/2003 10:35:39 AM PST · by van_erwin · 60 replies · 163+ views
    Slate ^ | Nov. 13th, 2003 | Fred Kaplan
    I don't know whether Gen. Wesley Clark is qualified to be president, but Peter J. Boyer's profile in this week's New Yorker—which paints him as scarily unqualified—is an unfair portrait as well as a misleading, occasionally inaccurate précis of the 1999 Kosovo war and Clark's role in commanding it.Boyer relies heavily on some of Clark's fellow retired Army generals who clearly despise him. The gist of their critique, as Boyer summarizes, is that Clark, while a brilliant analyst, "had a certainty about the rightness of his views which led to conflicts with his colleagues and, sometimes, his superiors." I have...
  • The US Military – A Fish Rotting from the Head

    05/04/2016 8:46:14 PM PDT · by pboyington · 21 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | May 4, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    The US military is a fish rotting from the head; a politically correct, feminized, decrepit, nearly bankrupt force that is one step away from complete obliteration on the land, on the seas and in the air. A fish rots from the head and the military is decaying by the hour. Veterans know it, the troops know it, the military’s senior leaders know it, yet they do nothing as the floor gives way underneath them. From our commander in chief, to the Secretary of Defense, the secretaries of each service branch, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the admirals and generals,...
  • Report: As Obama administration knowingly armed Islamic State in Syria, Joint Chiefs passed US

    12/29/2015 4:46:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 12/29/15 | Carl in Jerusalem
    It's come to this: The Obama administration - and in particular the CIA - knowingly armed Islamic State terrorists in Syria. Okay, take it with a grain of salt. It came from Seymour Hersh. Barack Obama’s repeated insistence that Bashar al-Assad must leave office – and that there are ‘moderate’ rebel groups in Syria capable of defeating him – has in recent years provoked quiet dissent, and even overt opposition, among some of the most senior officers on the Pentagon’s Joint Staff. Their criticism has focused on what they see as the administration’s fixation on Assad’s primary ally, Vladimir...
  • Military to Military Seymour M. Hersh on US intelligence sharing in the Syrian war

    12/21/2015 11:10:26 AM PST · by JPX2011 · 10 replies
    London Review of Books ^ | December 21, 2015 | Seymour Hersh
    Barack Obamas repeated insistence that Bashar al-Assad must leave office and that there are moderate rebel groups in Syria capable of defeating him has in recent years provoked quiet dissent, and even overt opposition, among some of the most senior officers on the Pentagons Joint Staff. Their criticism has focused on what they see as the administrations fixation on Assads primary ally, Vladimir Putin. In their view, Obama is captive to Cold War thinking about Russia and China, and hasnt adjusted his stance on Syria to the fact both countries share Washingtons anxiety about the spread of terrorism in and...
  • Joint Chiefs to Get Overhaul as Obama Presidency Nears Final Approach

    05/11/2015 7:02:40 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 27 replies ^ | | Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 | Brendan McGarry
    President Obama plans to overhaul the Joint Chiefs of Staff this year as he seeks to replace a handful of longtime members whose terms are coming to a close. Obama on Tuesday nominated Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, commandant of the Marine Corps, to succeed Army Gen. Martin Dempsey as chairman this fall. He also tapped Air Force Gen. Paul Selva, head of U.S. Transportation Command, to replace Navy Adm. James “Sandy” Winnefeld as vice chairman. In the roles since 2011, Dempsey and Winnefeld are expected to retire after their current two-year terms end in October and August, respectively. What’s more,...
  • Whose sarin? (Obama exposed for Syria false-flag)

    12/18/2013 9:23:22 AM PST · by Abiotic · 42 replies
    London Review of Books ^ | 19 December 2013 | Seymour Hersh
    Barack Obama did not tell the whole story this autumn when he tried to make the case that Bashar al-Assad was responsible for the chemical weapons attack near Damascus on 21 August. In some instances, he omitted important intelligence, and in others he presented assumptions as facts. Most significant, he failed to acknowledge something known to the US intelligence community: that the Syrian army is not the only party in the country’s civil war with access to sarin, the nerve agent that a UN study concluded – without assessing responsibility – had been used in the rocket attack. In the...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 4 August 2013

    08/04/2013 5:25:22 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 152 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows August 4th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Reps. Eric Cantor, R-Va., and Justin Amash, R-Mich.; Michael Hayden, a former head of the CIA and the National Security Agency.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga.; former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Reps. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Michael McCaul, R-Texas; and Sen. Chuck U. Schumer, D-N.Y.THIS WEEK (ABC): Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Reps. Peter King, R-N.Y., and C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md.STATE OF THE UNION...
  • The war on 18-year-old girls (women in combat, draft registration)

    03/04/2013 8:57:32 PM PST · by Perseverando · 34 replies
    WND ^ | March 4, 2013 | Phyllis Schlafly
    The real war against women is the announced plan of the Obama administration, using outgoing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta as the fall guy, to assign women for the first time in American history to fight our nation’s enemies in military ground combat. That’s real war, with real guns, real bullets and real deaths. This war doesn’t involve only women who have volunteered to serve in our military. It’s a real war against all 18-year-old American girls, because for the first time in our nation’s history they will be required to sign up for the draft and be ready for...
  • Military brass marching to Obama’s beat [Benedict Arnold(s)?]

    03/01/2013 8:15:13 PM PST · by Perseverando · 66 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 28, 2013 | Rowan Scarborough
    The military leadership is proving to be a solid ally of President Obama in political Washington, adopting his social revolution and willing to serve as backdrops to the White House's campaign-style drive to win the budget battle with Republicans. The armed forces have launched an unrelenting lobbying effort on Capitol Hill with a flood of briefing charts to defense staffers. They show the damage that automatic budget cuts called "sequestration" would do to the troops -- and to jobs in congressional districts. The charts coincide with the White House push to blame congressional Republicans for the spending cuts, which begin...
  • Pentagon Peacocks

    12/05/2012 4:56:05 PM PST · by Sioux-san · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/05/2012 | G. Murphy Donovan
    The Davis Petraeus saga is another urban legend; a myth about a great man felled by a single flaw or indiscretion. The truth is that Petraeus is a bit player in a larger, uglier drama, the political corruption the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) and that exclusive four star glut that sits atop the military. And the rot didn't start with Petraeus. Recall Army Chief-of-Staff George Casey taking to the airways to rationalize the Fort Hood Islamist massacre in 2009. Somehow "diversity" and Muslim sensitivities were more important than twin dangers of domestic sedition or troop safety on American bases....
  • Col David Hunt transcript: Real-Time Proof of Benghazi Negligence and Cover-up

    10/18/2012 3:22:56 PM PDT · by thouworm · 137 replies
    Howie Carr interview with Col David Hunt ^ | October 12, 2012 | Col David Hunt
    Fox military analyst Col. David Hunt checked in with us again after the revelation that there were multiple listening posts which heard the cries for help from the US Embassy in Libya, and none of them did anything.
  • Top US General Blasts Ex-Officers for Attacking Obama

    08/21/2012 4:32:35 PM PDT · by kristinn · 233 replies
    AFP ^ | Tuesday, August 21, 2012
    ABOARD A US MILITARY AIRCRAFT — US military chief General Martin Dempsey denounced ex-officers Tuesday for waging a campaign against President Barack Obama, arguing that soldiers had a duty to stay above the political fray. Wading into a potential minefield during a hotly contested White House race, Dempsey voiced his disapproval of a group of retired military members and CIA officers who have accused Obama of spilling sensitive national security details to help secure his re-election. Asked if the group's criticism was valid or useful, Dempsey, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, said he would not comment on...
  • Sec Gates Tries To Whitewash Reasons Gen. Hoss Cartwright Passed Over To Be Chairman of JCS

    06/08/2011 10:03:14 PM PDT · by Tea Party Reveler · 8 replies
    Military Corruption Dot Com ^ | 06-05-2011 | Major Glenn MacDonald US Army (ret.)
  • S. Korea, U.S. to decide on naval exercises in step with U.N. action on N. Kor

    06/28/2010 10:49:15 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 6/28/2010 | Yonhap News
    South Korea and the United States are expected to fix dates for their joint naval exercises after assessing progress in Seoul's diplomatic efforts to rebuke North Korea at the U.N. Security Council, an official here said Monday. The two countries agreed last month to hold the drills after a multinational team of investigators blamed North Korea for torpedoing a South Korean warship, the Cheonan, in the Yellow Sea on March 26. The attack left 46 sailors dead. Seoul has referred the incident to the Security Council, urging its members to punish North Korea. "The dates for the joint exercises are...
  • US military chief in Israel for top-level talks

    06/27/2010 4:20:20 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 8 replies
    Zee News ^ | 6/27/2010 | Zee News
    The top US military officer, Admiral Mike Mullen, arrived in Tel Aviv on Sunday for talks with Israeli military and defence officials, both sides said. "This is a very short visit -- he will meet with Defence Minister (Ehud) Barak and with (Chief of Staff) Gaby Ashkenazi and a few others from the defence establishment," a US embassy spokesman said. Mullen, who is Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was expected to meet Barak at around midday, the Israeli Defence Ministry said without giving further details. A military spokesman said the meeting would focus on "cooperation between the two...
  • Adm. Mullen "Genuinely Concerned" About China's Military Buildup

    06/10/2010 11:22:46 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 17 replies · 473+ views
    CBS News ^ | 6/10/2010 | CBS News
    Wednesday night Adm. Mike Mullen, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, gave a speech to the Asia Society in which he said, "I have moved from being curious to being genuinely concerned" about China's military buildup. For years there has been an argument among China hands about what Beijing was up to. China's stated goal is territorial defense but it seemed to be investing in equipment such as long range missiles and even an aircraft carrier which traditionally are used to project power overseas. Why would China want a military that could operate thousands of miles away from...
  • U.S Army Chief: “Iran attack option on the table”

    02/15/2010 5:37:58 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 14 replies · 581+ views
    Defense Professionals ^ | 2/15/2010 | Defense Professionals
    U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Michael Mullen, attended a press conference after his arrival to Israel and made it clear that all options are on the table. “We would operate all our forces for Israel” “Politically, it is prohibited in any way that Iran will have nuclear weapons”, said Mullen during a press conference convened on Sunday evening only hours after his arrival to Israel. “Right now, diplomatic efforts continue,” he explained, but did not rule out military option, “The option to attack Iran is still on the table, but we’re not there yet.” “It is...
  • Concerns Spike As QDR Looms

    01/23/2010 9:03:23 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 256+ views
    Aviation Week and Space Technology ^ | 1/22/2010 | David A. Fulghum and Amy Butler
    Few know everything about what is in the latest Quadrennial Defense Review and the 2011 defense budget plan, but everybody seems to know something. “There is a consensus in support of long-range strike [LRS, also referred to as next generation bomber],” a senior Pentagon scientific advisor says. Questions about whether it will be optionally manned and have a nuclear weapon capability are still undecided. Prompt global strike by ballistic missiles armed with conventional explosives appears to have one powerful advocate: Marine Corps Gen. James Cartwright, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. “It’s still alive primarily because of Cartwright’s...
  • US Military: Afghan Surge Begins Next Week

    12/14/2009 1:49:38 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 8 replies · 827+ views
    Defense Talk ^ | 12/14/2009 | Army News — By Voice of America
    U.S. Admiral Michael Mullen, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says the military's focus now is the rapid deployment of 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan and the initial elements of the surge will begin arriving next week. Speaking to reporters at the Pentagon, Admiral Mullen says orders have been issued to combat infantry, engineers and civil affairs experts to deploy to Afghanistan, with 1,500 Marines expected to arrive in southern Helmand Province next week. Mullen indicated there is a sense of urgency at the Pentagon to implement U.S. President Barack Obama's decision to send tens of thousands of...
  • JCF Chief: It's Time Women Served On Subs

    09/24/2009 4:37:19 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 65 replies · 2,141+ views ^ | 09/24/2009 | Tom Philpott
    Women should be allowed to serve aboard America's fleet of nuclear submarines, the nation's top military officer, Adm. Michael Mullen, quietly has told the Senate Armed Services Committee. If the Navy agrees to it, this would be a huge policy change and potentially a significant expansion of career opportunities for female officers and sailors. Women have been barred by Navy policy from submarines, even as the sea service began 15 years ago to integrate females into other seagoing combat roles including aboard surface warships and in fighter jets. Mullen, former chief of naval operations and a career surface warfare officer,...

    [...] Dr. Schell was a commissioned officer in the USAF and is speaking from that perspective. His email to the JCS details the Constitutional crisis that will ensue if an ineligible Obama takes office. He states: [...] A RECENT SURVEY TAKEN BY THE ARMY TIMES INDICATED THAT OVER 60% OF ACTIVE MILITARY ARE NOT SURE WHETHER THEY CAN FOLLOW THE ORDERS OF MR. OBAMA. THIS IS UNHEARD OF. [...] Here’s my question. What happens if you serve in the military and believe that Obama is not legitimately POTUS . . . that he is a usurper or worse?
  • Joint Chiefs Chairman Must Adapt to a New Boss

    12/15/2008 4:03:07 PM PST · by starlifter · 20 replies · 987+ views
    WASHINGTON — As President-elect Barack Obama convened the first meeting of his national security advisers on Monday, there was just one person at the table whom Mr. Obama did not choose to have there: Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
  • Mike Mullen's Surprise Promotion

    07/09/2007 10:07:00 AM PDT · by Retain Mike · 2 replies · 940+ views
    U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings ^ | July 2007 | Tom Bowman
    Mike Mullen's Surprise Promotion By Tom Bowman CNO will carry a reputation as a pragmatist and problem-solver to the JCS Chairman’s office. When American Airlines Flight 77 slammed into the Pentagon on 11 September 2001, Admiral Mike Mullen was talking budgets with then-Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Vern Clark. Suddenly he felt something that reminded him of an earthquake in his native California. His office down the hall was closer to the impact. It quickly filled with smoke. His staff said the plane, slicing into the Pentagon some four floors below, appeared to roll under their feet. “It was a...
  • Former Joint Chiefs Chairman Honored by Alma Mater

    11/10/2006 3:16:53 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 378+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    MANHATTAN, Kan., Nov. 10, 2006 -- A Kansas State University building in which a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff once studied was named in his honor at a ceremony here yesterday. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld speaks during the dedication ceremony of the Gen. Richard B. Myers Hall at Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kan., Nov. 9. Photo by James M. Bowman  '(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Retired Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers, who served as the 15th chairman, graduated from KSU in 1965, where he was a member of the Air Force ROTC. The university...
  • Pace Accepts Medal of Honor Society Award on Behalf of Military Families

    10/01/2006 12:32:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 410+ views
    BOSTON, Oct. 1, 2006 – The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff turned an honor to him into a tribute to the families of American servicemembers during the Patriot Dinner of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society here yesterday. The society presented Marine Gen. Peter Pace the Patriot Award. The Congressional Medal of Honor Society is made up of the men who have received the nation’s highest award for battlefield valor. They present the Patriot Award annually to “those persons, who through their life’s work, have distinguished themselves as Americans who are dedicated to freedom and the ideals represented”...
  • Pace Honors Servicemembers for Heroism

    09/21/2006 5:59:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 251+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2006 – The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, recognized five servicemembers here last night for their contributions to the war on terror, calling them the hope for a peaceful future. “The fight for freedom has been and always will be continual,” Marine Gen. Peter Pace said at the annual Keeper of the Flame dinner at Union Station. “What makes me feel so good about the future of our country is the five individuals standing behind me tonight, because they truly are the future of our country.” The five servicemembers -- one from each branch of...
  • Gainey Reflects on 9/11’s Impact on the Force

    09/06/2006 5:50:47 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 264+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2006 – For the man who now serves as the senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, watching the televised image of an airliner hitting the World Trade Center signaled the end of an era as the country was thrust into war. Army Command Sgt. Maj. William J. Gainey, then regimental sergeant major for the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment at Fort Polk, La., said he remembers returning home after an early morning run Sept. 11, 2001, and flipping on the TV news as he cooled down. Gainey was transfixed by shots of...
  • JCS Chairman Salutes U.S. Military, Families, at DAR Event

    07/03/2006 2:10:53 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 247+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 3, 2006 – Military members serving in the global war against terrorism, as well as their families, are true American patriots, the Pentagon's top officer told the Daughters of the American Revolution here June 30. Each servicemember swears an oath to the U.S. Constitution upon entering the armed forces, Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told 4,000 DAR members gathered in Constitution Hall for their 115th annual meeting. While deployed to far-flung locales like Afghanistan or Iraq to perform arduous, dangerous duty, those servicemembers "probably are not repeating the words of their...
  • Supreme Marine

    04/23/2006 5:15:11 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 12 replies · 643+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | April 23, 2006 | Editorial
    Has anyone noticed? Marine Corps Gen. Peter Pace is chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, succeeding Gen. Richard Myers. Army Gens. George Marshall, Dwight Eisenhower and Omar Bradley must be rolling over in their graves. A Marine is now the chief military adviser to the president and the secretary of Defense. The Marines fought a lonely battle in the late 1940s. As part of the unification of the armed forces, the Army wanted to reduce the Corps to a role as the Navy's police force, and the new Air Force wanted to strip the Marines of their close air...
  • Letter to the Editor (regarding Washington Post "cartoon")

    02/01/2006 11:02:04 AM PST · by pajama pundit · 114 replies · 8,458+ views
    Letter Wed, 01 Feb 2006 | Dr. James Wasek
    Washington Post Editor-- As a military verteran, I am starting a grass-roots campaign that I plan to spread throughout the entire Washington DC metropolitan area: that is to have every single service member and veteran that currently receives the Post to UNSUBSCRIBE as a direct result of your callous, disrespectful decision to publish Mr. Toles' editorial cartoon on 29 January 2006. To place a wounded American soldier in the context of that cartoon was nothing less than a raging insult and a spit-in-the-face to every military member that has fought, is fighting or will fight for democracy. Can you even...
  • "24 STAR" Letter - The Joint Chiefs of Staff letter to the WAPO

    02/01/2006 1:13:25 PM PST · by Natty · 42 replies · 1,864+ views
    Office of the Secretary of Defense | 31 January 2006 | Joint Chiefs of Staff
    Mr. Philip Bennett Managing Editor, The Washington Post 1150 15th Street NW Washington, DC 20071 To The Editor of the Washington Post: We were extremely disappointed to see the editorial cartoon by Tom Toles on page B6 in the January 29 edition. Using the likeness of a service member who has lost his arms and legs in war as the central theme of a cartoon is beyond tasteless. Editorial cartoons are often designed to exaggerate issues - and your paper is obviously free to address any topic, including the state of readiness of today's Armed Forces. However, we believe you...
  • Joint Chiefs denounce Cartoon

    02/01/2006 10:15:30 AM PST · by CGASMIA68 · 71 replies · 4,183+ views
  • A Reprehensible Cartoon

    02/02/2006 7:46:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies · 1,905+ views
    Washington Compost ^ | February 2, 2006
    Page A20We were extremely disappointed to see the Jan. 29 editorial cartoon by Tom Toles. Using the likeness of a service member who has lost his arms and legs in war as the central theme of a cartoon was beyond tasteless. Editorial cartoons are often designed to exaggerate issues, and The Post is obviously free to address any topic, including the state of readiness of the armed forces. However, The Post and Mr. Toles have done a disservice to readers and to The Post's reputation by using such a callous depiction of those who volunteered to defend this nation and,...
  • Comic Outrage

    02/02/2006 7:26:47 AM PST · by mal · 17 replies · 1,084+ views
    This week people have been doing more agonizing than laughing at newspaper cartoons. Not just Muslims, but now America’s military forces – and the rest of us who support our warriors – are disgusted by a cartoon. Specifically the cartoon drawn by Tom Toles and published in the Washington Post making light of an amputee recovering from battle wounds. Beyond being repulsed by cartoons, the two movements have nothing in common. Here is the statement sent by the Joint Chiefs of Staff to the Washington Post: We were extremely disappointed to see the Jan. 29 editorial cartoon by Tom Toles.
  • Joint Chiefs Send Rare Protest Letter to 'Wash Post' Over 'Reprehensible' Toles Cartoon

    02/01/2006 3:31:44 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 183 replies · 7,640+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | February 1, 2006 | Joe Strupp, Dave Astor and Greg Mitchell
    NEW YORK A Tom Toles editorial cartoon published in The Washington Post on Monday and on its Web site has drawn a very rare and very strong protest letter to the editors from all six members of The Joint Chiefs of Staff, E&P has learned. The letter, not yet published by the Post, charges that the six military leaders "believe you and Mr. Toles have done a disservice to your readers and your paper's reputation by using such a callous depiction of those who have volunteered to defend this nation, and as a result, have suffered traumatic and life-altering wounds....
  • Chairman Calls White Phosphorous Legitimate Military Tool

    11/30/2005 5:19:13 PM PST · by SandRat · 15 replies · 593+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Nov 30, 2005 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2005 – White phosphorous is a legitimate military tool, but U.S. forces have been highly judicious about using it to avoid harming civilians, Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told Pentagon reporters Nov. 29. Pace defended use of the substance, which U.S. forces use primarily as a smokescreen, to mark targets or to flush enemy combatants out of protected positions. "It is well within the law of war to use those weapons as they are being used for marking and screening," he said. U.S. troops used limited white phosphorous munitions against legitimate...
  • Pace Discusses War on Terror on Veterans Day

    11/11/2005 1:13:11 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 260+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Nov 11, 2005 | Jim Garamone
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2005 – If Americans demonstrate patience and the will to continue, "there is no way we can lose" the war on terror, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said today. Speaking on the network morning shows on Veterans Day, Marine Gen. Peter Pace also thanked America's veterans for their sacrifices. The chairman represented the 2.4 million Americans in uniform as he assured veterans that today's military would continue to pass on their gift of freedom. Recent terrorist attacks in Jordan and Iraq are aimed directly at derailing the push for democracy in the Middle East,...
  • Marching Orders

    10/07/2005 5:34:27 AM PDT · by dts32041 · 2 replies · 278+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 7 OCT 05 | Bill Getz Rowan Scaebourgh
    Marching orders Marine Corps Gen. Peter Pace, on his first day as Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, sent a memo to the Joint Staff telling them what he expects. The Joint Staff duplicates the staffing of military commands around the world. It monitors operations, does collaborative contingency planning, writes reports and advises the chairman. "The Joint Staff will be an agile, empowered, innovative and results-oriented organization, which supports the chairman in the execution of his duties as the principal military adviser to the president of the United States, the Secretary of Defense and the National Security Council. The chairman's role...
  • Pace Vows to Remember Impact of Advice on Servicemembers (1st Marine Chairman of JCS)

    09/30/2005 2:05:47 PM PDT · by Chieftain · 16 replies · 552+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | 9-30-05 | Jim Garamone
    Pace Vows to Remember Impact of Advice on Servicemembers By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2005 – Marine Gen. Peter Pace vowed today that as he gives his best military advice to the president and other members of the National Security Council, he "will remember not only the mission, but the impact it will have on the lance corporals and the airmen and the lieutenants junior grade and the captains." Pace became the first Marine to serve as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during an Armed Forces "hail ceremony" here today. He succeeds Air...
  • JCS Chairman: U.S. Troops Fight for American Ideas, Ideals

    08/24/2005 10:22:01 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 381+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Aug 24, 2005 | Jim Garamone
    HONOLULU, Aug. 24, 2005 – Like the patriots of the Revolutionary War, Americans must realize that the "ideas and ... ideals in our Declaration of Independence and our Constitution are just words on paper unless men and women are willing to risk their lives to preserve them and to fight for them," the nation's highest ranking military leader said here Aug. 23. Speaking at the National Convention of the American Legion, Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said that Americans must hold on to their resolve to win the war against terror. Myers,...
  • U.S. Must Maintain Will in Terror War, Myers Says

    07/25/2005 5:27:52 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 301+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | July 25, 2005 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, July 25, 2005 – The war against violent extremism is a battle of wills, and if the American people give up, they'll end up living in a world ruled by violence and fear, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told reporters at the National Press Club here today. "If we lose our will - if people decide this fight isn't worth it - then I think we will rue the day, and we will not like the world that will be left for us," Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers told the group. "It will be a...
  • [Chrmn. Joint Chiefs of Staff AF Gen] Myers Says Terrorism May Be Greatest Threat U.S. Has Faced

    09/26/2003 12:31:19 PM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 30 replies · 219+ views
    DoD - American Forces Press Service ^ | Sept. 25, 2003 | Jim Garamone
    Myers Says Terrorism May Be Greatest Threat U.S. Has Faced By Jim GaramoneAmerican Forces Press Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 25, 2003 – Terrorism may be the greatest threat the United States has ever faced, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers told the Defense Combating Terrorism Conference here recently. Patience, commitment and a will to win are needed to fight the war on terror, he said. The first thing people need to understand is that the war on terrorism is really a war, he added. "It's difficult, because the sacrifices in this war...
  • Gen. Shelton shocks Celebrity Forum, says he won't support Clark for president

    09/24/2003 3:32:06 AM PDT · by jaykay · 201 replies · 2,451+ views
    Retired General H. Hugh Shelton, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on 9/11, shared his recollection of that day and his views of the war against terrorism with the Foothill College Celebrity Forum audience at Flint Center, Sept. 11 and 12.His review of that historic event and his 38 years in the military kept the audience's rapt attention throughout. But it was his answer to a question from the audience at the end that shocked his listeners."What do you think of General Wesley Clark and would you support him as a presidential candidate," was the question put to him...
  • Bush Renominates Myers, Pace for Second Terms on JCS

    06/21/2003 2:13:36 PM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 6 replies · 183+ views
    DoD -> American Forces Press Service ^ | June 20, 2003 | Jim Garamone
    Bush Renominates Myers, Pace for Second Terms on JCS By Jim GaramoneAmerican Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, June 20, 2003 – President Bush has nominated Air Force Gen. Richard Myers for a second two-year term as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Marine Corps Gen. Peter Pace to continue to serve as vice chairman. Both men have served in their positions since Oct. 1, 2001. The Senate must confirm both men. Myers was the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff prior to becoming chairman. Myers was nominated as chairman before Sept. 11, 2001. On the day...