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Eyes on the horizon : serving on the front lines of national security

Author: Richard B Myers; Malcolm McConnell
Publisher: New York : Threshold, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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General Richard B. Myers, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the four years following September 11, 2001, looks back over his career and provides a candid, revealing insider's view of the war on terror and proposing a bold new plan that will prepare America for the diverse national security challenges of the 21st century. Growing up in Kansas, Myers, a distinguished Air Force officer for more than forty  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Richard B Myers; Richard B Myers
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard B Myers; Malcolm McConnell
ISBN: 9781416560128 1416560122 9781416560135 1416560130
OCLC Number: 209700194
Description: xii, 339 p. : ill; 25 cm.
Contents: pt. I : Remembrance. Sunshine and smoke : September 11, 2001 ; Family values in Kansas : discipline, integrity, hard work ; Spreading wings : college, ROTC, pilot training, marriage ; Early Air Force : Germany, fighter training, first combat mission Southeast Asia --
pt. II : Leadership. Honing skills: from fighter weapons school instructor to major general ; Diplomacy and might : Japan Joint Command, assistant to the chairman, Space Command ; Presidential adviser : vice chairman, then chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the rise of al-Qaida --
pt. III : Attack and counterattack : September 11, 2001-October 1, 2005. Defining moment : vulnerable on our own soil ; Taking the war to the enemy in Afghanistan : Operation Enduring Freedom ; A new playing field : WMD and Operation Iraqi Freedom, detainees, the Geneva Convention ; Leadership in time of war : the coalition, the growing insurgency, Abu Ghraib, reshaping the military --
pt. IV : Our national security future. The enduring threat : violent extremism ; The most important national security challenges America will face : protecting the future of democracy.
Responsibility: General Richard B. Myers with Malcolm McConnell.
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General Richard B. Myers, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the four years following September 11, 2001, looks back over his career and provides a candid, revealing insider's view of the war on terror and proposing a bold new plan that will prepare America for the diverse national security challenges of the 21st century. Growing up in Kansas, Myers, a distinguished Air Force officer for more than forty years, learned early the value of steadfast integrity and selfless service. Here, he talks candidly about his career in the military, the unforgettable events of September 11, and the global war on terror. He outlines the mistakes made by the White House, Pentagon leadership, and the intelligence community. Myers believes that America has focused too narrowly on tactical battles, instead of on a long-range strategy that will overcome a global insurgency fueled by a struggle for control within Islam.--From publisher description.

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