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  • Retired U.S. Marine general joins Boeing board (Marine Corps Gen. James Jones)

    06/26/2007 12:14:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 1,284+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/26/07 | Reuters
    NEW YORK, June 26 (Reuters) - Boeing Co. (BA.N: Quote, Profile , Research) on Tuesday named retired Marine Corps Gen. James Jones, the former head of U.S. and NATO forces in Europe, to its board. The appointment is the latest in a line of retired senior armed forces and Pentagon leaders joining defense contractors, underscoring the tight relationship between U.S. arms makers and buyers. Boeing, which is the No. 2 U.S. defense contractor behind Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT.N: Quote, Profile , Research), said Jones' appointment was effective immediately. Jones, 63, is a decorated Vietnam War veteran with a 40-year military...
  • Salute and Disobey?

    08/13/2007 11:46:18 AM PDT · by bnelson44 · 24 replies · 1,039+ views
    Foreign Affairs ^ | September/October 2007 | Richard B. Myers and Richard H. Kohn
    Summary: Did the Bush administration disregard military expertise before the Iraq war? Should military leaders have done more to protest in response? Michael Desch's "Bush and the Generals" (May/June 2007) contains significant errors of fact and interpretation. One of us, Richard Myers, has direct knowledge and personal experience with the subject; the other, Richard Kohn, has been studying and observing American civil-military relations for 45 years. Bush administration officials did not, as Desch charges, "overrule" the military "on the number of troops to be sent" to Iraq or "the timing of ... deployment." Both were the result of over a...
  • America Supports You: Former Chairman Praises USO for Supporting Troops (Gen. Mters)

    08/10/2007 4:21:13 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 111+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2007 – The former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff praised the United Service Organizations yesterday for the support the group gives men and women in uniform. Retired Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers, a new USO board member, represented the organization in accepting a check for $325,000 from S&K Sales. The company does business with the Defense Commissary Agency and raised the money through its annual fundraising effort. S&K has donated more than $2 million to the USO over the past 10 years, Mark Phillips, a USO spokesman, said. During yesterday’s check-presentation ceremony here,...
  • Retired Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers talks about Sec. Rumsfeld ["the pundits get it wrong"]

    11/10/2006 11:39:03 AM PST · by 68skylark · 67 replies · 1,969+ views
    U.S. Department of Defense ^ | Nov. 9, 2006 | Gen. Richard B. Myers
    Retired Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Landon Lecture Series Kansas State University It?s a real honor to be here and it?s an honor to introduce the Secretary of Defense. Most of you know the basics of his biography, naval aviator -- we sometimes quibble over the difference between naval aviation and Air Force aviation ? you know he was a member of Congress, several jobs in the White House to include White House chief of staff, Secretary of Defense in two different centuries. He doesn?t like it put that way, but...
  • Former Chairman Remembers 9/11 Attacks

    09/08/2006 5:01:51 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 381+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2006 – Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers was visiting senators on Capitol Hill Sept. 11, 2001, when he first heard of a plane hitting the World Trade Center. The first reports called the strike a probable accident by a small plane, so Myers, now retired, went on with his appointments. Myers was serving at the time as the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and was visiting senators in anticipation of his confirmation hearings as chairman. Army Gen. Hugh Shelton, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was on his way to NATO meetings...
  • Former Joint Chiefs Chair Defends Rumsfeld - Richard B. Myers

    04/16/2006 10:11:39 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 647+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/16/06 | Douglass K. Daniel - ap
    WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld did not intimidate members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during planning of the Iraq war as some retired generals have charged, a former chairman said Sunday. With Rumsfeld described by his critics as a micromanager who did not listen to military leaders, the Pentagon circulated a one-page memo late last week detailing the defense secretary's frequent contacts with numerous military and civilian advisers. Richard B. Myers, the Air Force general who was chairman of the Joint Chiefs from 2001 until last fall, dismissed criticism that military leaders failed to stand up to...
  • Generals defend Rumsfeld

    04/15/2006 1:21:43 PM PDT · by Milhous · 94 replies · 2,451+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | April 15, 2006 | Rowan Scarborough
    Several retired generals who worked with Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, including a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, yesterday decried calls for the secretary's resignation from other retired officers. President Bush repeated his support for his point man in the war against terrorists. "I think what we see happening with retired general officers is bad for the military, bad for civil-military relations and bad for the country," retired Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs under Mr. Bush, said in an interview with The Washington Times. He said he would elaborate his...
  • Nobles and knaves [Noble: Gen. Richard Myers; Knave: Intikab Habib

    10/01/2005 8:31:18 AM PDT · by Seattle Conservative · 3 replies · 553+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 10-1-05 | Washington Times Editorial
    Nobles: Gen. Richard B. Myers, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who retired this week after 40 years of service. As an engineering student at Kansas State University, Gen. Myers enrolled in the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program, because, as he says, "Vietnam was heating up, and I had no problem with serving. I just wanted to have some control over how I did it." He was commissioned in 1965 and soon sent to Vietnam, where he flew F-4s. But the future four-star general didn't expect to stay in the military. As chairman, Gen. Myers has been...
  • Myers Leaves Top Military Post Confident of Iraq Strategy

    09/30/2005 5:49:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 440+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sep 30, 2005 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2005 – Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers started his last day on the job today reflecting on the war on terror that's dominated his term as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and affirming his belief that the United States "will be successful in Iraq." Myers, who retires today as the top military officer and with four decades of service, said during CBS's "The Early Show" that he's always been "very realistic" about the situation in Iraq and has never viewed it through rose-colored glasses. "It's a huge undertaking," he said, noting that the coalition...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 9.30.05

    09/30/2005 5:31:19 PM PDT · by MJY1288 · 189 replies · 2,502+ views
    White House, Yahoo | 9/30/05
    Today the President attended an Armed Forces farewell tribute in honor of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Richard B. Myers and Armed Forces Hail in honor of Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Peter Pace at Fort Myer in Va. General Richard B. Myers retired today after 40 years of service to our Nation. After the ceremony the President and First Lady headed for Camp David for the weekend. The President is expected to announce his choice to replace Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on Monday or Tuesday
  • President Honors General Richard B. Myers in Farewell Tribute

    09/30/2005 1:02:47 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 10 replies · 735+ views
    White House website ^ | September 30, 2005 | Staff
    THE PRESIDENT: Thank you for the warm welcome. It is a pleasure to join you in paying tribute to a fine American and a superb Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Dick Myers. I'm glad to see the Myers family here: Dick's great wife, Mary Jo; their children, Rich, Nicole and Erin; their grandchildren, Sophie and Cole. I know those grandkids are proud of their grandfather today. I want you to know, kids, you're joined by the Commander-in-Chief and the American people. Today we also honor the outstanding Marine succeeding General Myers as the Chairman, General Pete Pace....
  • Bush Immigration Pick Criticized

    09/22/2005 2:19:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 55 replies · 1,343+ views
    Newsmax | September 22, 2005 | Newsmax
    Julie Myers is 36 years old, a lawyer and a political appointee to the Bush administration with limited executive experience. Yet, she is slated to become head of one of the nation's most critical security-related agencies, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE), part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The Myers appointment, in the wake of FEMA's disastrous handling of the Katrina Hurricane and the resignation of its chief, Michael Brown, has people from both sides of the political aisle raising hackles. "The Bush administration has barely rebounded from the resignation of horse show organizer Michael ‘Heck...
  • Gen. Richard Myers for Kansas Governor?

    09/01/2005 3:56:51 PM PDT · by hinterlander · 22 replies · 684+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | September 1, 2005 | John Gizzi
    If a number of heavyweight Republicans have their way, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff will be running for governor of Kansas next year. Gen. Richard B. Myers, whose four-year term as JCS chairman ends next month, is reportedly planning to settle in Kansas to teach at the university level. However, the Kansas State University graduate has begun to be boomed as the Republican opponent to Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius in '06. Although the general's political views (and even his party registration, if any) are unknown, sources in Kansas told HUMAN EVENTS that Republican Sen. Sam Brownback "thinks...
  • 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,...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos) 8.11.05

    08/11/2005 4:48:27 PM PDT · by snugs · 324 replies · 4,854+ views
    www.yahoo.com www.whitehouse.gov ^ | 11th August 2005 | Snugs
    President Bush, joined by senior members of his administration held talks on defense and foreign policy issues at his ranch in Crawford, Texas and just before lunch the President accompanied by his team met with the press. Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island
  • White House drops 'war on terror' slogan

    07/26/2005 6:08:56 PM PDT · by Hadean · 132 replies · 2,203+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 26 (UPI) -- The Bush administration has begun downplaying the "war on terror" in favor of "a global struggle against violent extremism," the New York Times reports. Gen. Richard B. Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the National Press Club that if something is a war "then you think of people in uniform as being the solution." Myers said that while the military may be in the forefront now the long-term solution is more diplomatic, economic and political.
  • US military chief urges more Americans to enlist in 'noble effort' (well there it is)

    07/25/2005 7:52:47 PM PDT · by Flavius · 4 replies · 315+ views
    Yahoo & AFP ^ | 25 July 2005
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - The head of the US armed forces, which face a sharp decline in new recruitment, called for more Americans to enlist in the military to defend their country from the dangers of global extremism. ADVERTISEMENT General Richard Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon, called recruitment "a national issue" at a press conference in Washington. More than two years after the US invasion of Iraq, the military is comfortable with its record of retaining currently active and reserve soldiers, who total 2.4 million. But recruiting new soldiers for what Myers called "very noble...
  • [Irish] Defence Minister cancels meeting with US Chief of Staff

    07/25/2005 3:05:43 PM PDT · by Murtyo · 47 replies · 965+ views
    Ireland Online, Dublin ^ | 20/JUL/2005 - 16:25:15 | www.IOL.ie
    Defence Minister Willie O’Dea today cancelled plans for a meeting with United States Joint Chief of Staff General Richard Myers (pictured). Defence Minister Willie O’Dea today cancelled plans for a meeting with United States Joint Chief of Staff General Richard Myers. Anti-war protesters had condemned the general’s visit to Dublin but a spokesman for the Department of Defence said the informal meeting would not now go ahead. The spokesman insisted the engagement, due to be held this afternoon, had been arranged on a casual basis and official talks had not been organised. “The position was that the minister was quite...
  • Pentagon Weighs Strategy Change to Deter Terror

    07/04/2005 8:09:04 PM PDT · by Righty_McRight · 27 replies · 673+ views
    The New York Times ^ | July 4, 2005 | Thom Shanker & Eric Schmitt
    WASHINGTON, July 4 - The Pentagon's most senior planners are challenging the longstanding strategy that requires the armed forces to be prepared to fight two major wars at a time. Instead, they are weighing whether to shape the military to mount one conventional campaign while devoting more resources to defending American territory and antiterrorism efforts. The consideration of these profound changes are at the center of the current top-to-bottom review of Pentagon strategy, as ordered by Congress every four years, and will determine the future size of the military as well as the fate of hundreds of billions of dollars...
  • General slams Amnesty report - (McCain urges "congressional oversight of Gitmo")

    05/29/2005 11:16:02 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 38 replies · 1,032+ views
    WASHINGTON TIMES.COM ^ | MAY 30, 2005 | AUDREY HUDSON
    Gen. Richard B. Myers yesterday condemned as "absolutely irresponsible" an Amnesty International report that compared prisoner treatment at Guantanamo Bay to the Soviet gulag, adding that 100 out of 68,000 detainees held in the war against terrorism were abused. Amnesty International also suggested that foreign governments investigate senior U.S. officials involved in "torture scandals" and arrest and question Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, former CIA Director William Tenet, and Vice President Dick Cheney. "I think it's irresponsible. I think it's absolutely irresponsible," Gen. Myers told "Fox News Sunday." We've had 100 cases of substantiated abuse and there are 100 individuals...