Military Leadership


Defense's Realist Rebel

Author: Michael J. Gerson
Washington Post

Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ realism and the success of the Gates Doctrine has helped put at least one aspect of US foreign policy back on course, says Michael Gerson.

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Trainor: Rumsfeld Likely to Leave ‘Very Negative’ Legacy as Defense Secretary

Marine Lieut. Gen. (ret.) Bernard E. Trainor interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

Retired Marine Lieut. Gen. Bernard E. Trainor, who has coauthored a book on the planning for the Iraq war, says that departing Secretary of Defense Donald M. Rumsfeld will probably leave a “negative legacy” as a result of his insistence on refusing military requests to plan adequately for the chaos that arose in Iraq.

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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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