Military Leadership


History Makers Series: General Richard B. Myers, U.S. Air Force (Retired), Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff [Rush Transcript; Federal News Service, Inc.]

Speaker: Richard B. Myers
Presider: Eliot A. Cohen

As part of the HBO-sponsored History Makers Series, Richard B. Myers discusses his distinguished military career, ending as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and military advisor to President Bush and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.

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Gelb: Rumsfeld’s Resignation Should Have Been Accepted a Year Ago

Leslie H. Gelb interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

Leslie H. Gelb, president emeritus of CFR, and a former Pentagon and State Department official in the Johnson and Carter administrations, says the public criticism of Secretary of Defense Donald M. Rumsfeld by some retired senior military officers is due to their unhappiness "that they didn't speak up earlier, speak up while they were on the job."

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