Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsRichard B Myers
IN THE NEWS

Richard B Myers

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
September 15, 2001 | Reuters
The Senate on Friday unanimously confirmed Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers, an expert on computer and space warfare, to be the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The Senate approved Myers' nomination one day after he was praised by members of the Senate Armed Services Committee as the right man to lead the services into an era of changing threats and technologies. Myers, who had been vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs under retiring Army Gen. Henry H.
ARTICLES BY DATE
WORLD
January 15, 2004 | John Hendren, Times Staff Writer
Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, made a rare visit Wednesday to the command center of China's secretive space program amid signs that U.S.-Chinese relations have thawed, even as the two nations begin a rivalry in space. Myers' visit was aimed largely at advancing cooperation on Taiwan, which China views as a renegade province, and moving forward with six-party talks on containing North Korea's nuclear threat.
Advertisement
NEWS
August 23, 2001 | ESTHER SCHRADER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush has selected Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers, an expert on missile defense with broad service in the Pacific region, as his choice for chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, senior Pentagon officials said Wednesday. Pentagon officials said they expect Bush to announce Myers as his pick for the nation's top military post on Friday, when Myers, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and other defense experts travel to the president's ranch in Crawford, Texas.
NEWS
September 15, 2001 | Reuters
The Senate on Friday unanimously confirmed Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers, an expert on computer and space warfare, to be the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The Senate approved Myers' nomination one day after he was praised by members of the Senate Armed Services Committee as the right man to lead the services into an era of changing threats and technologies. Myers, who had been vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs under retiring Army Gen. Henry H.
WORLD
January 15, 2004 | John Hendren, Times Staff Writer
Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, made a rare visit Wednesday to the command center of China's secretive space program amid signs that U.S.-Chinese relations have thawed, even as the two nations begin a rivalry in space. Myers' visit was aimed largely at advancing cooperation on Taiwan, which China views as a renegade province, and moving forward with six-party talks on containing North Korea's nuclear threat.
NATIONAL
August 19, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
President Bush will meet Wednesday at his ranch with Vice President Dick Cheney, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and Gen. Richard B. Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, but officials said Iraq was not on the official agenda. White House spokeswoman Claire Buchan said the meeting at Bush's ranch near Crawford, where he is on vacation, would focus on military reforms and missile defense.
WORLD
October 25, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
The U.S. Air Force has begun using armed drones to strike targets in southern Iraq, the military's top officer said. The pilotless Predators fly in conjunction with Air Force fighter jets that have been patrolling a "no-fly" zone over southern Iraq for more than a decade, said Gen. Richard B. Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Predators have detected Iraqi gunners firing surface-to-air missiles or artillery, Myers said.
NATIONAL
May 29, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
U.S. Military Academy cadets who came to West Point weeks before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks were told at their graduation ceremony that they were a special group forged by historic events. Gen. Richard B. Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, called the class "one of the few since the early days of the Vietnam War who came to West Point in peacetime saw the nation transition to war and chose to stay." The class of 2005 is nicknamed the "Class of 9/11" and has 911 graduates.
NEWS
September 20, 1995 | From Times Wire Reports
The American ambassador and the U.S. commander in Japan apologized for the alleged rape of a schoolgirl on Okinawa by three U.S. servicemen. Ambassador Walter Mondale and Lt. Gen. Richard B. Myers met with Gov. Masahide Ota of Okinawa to express their "sincere apologies for the suffering this crime has brought to the child, her family and the people of Okinawa prefecture." The Sept.
NATIONAL
April 23, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
President Bush named Marine Gen. Peter Pace to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Pace, 59, would succeed Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers. Pace was expected to win easy Senate confirmation. The first Marine selected for the top military post, he also is the second vice chairman to rise to chairman. Myers, due to retire Sept. 30, was the first. Bush also said he was nominating Navy Adm. Edmund Giambastiani Jr. as vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs.
NEWS
August 23, 2001 | ESTHER SCHRADER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush has selected Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers, an expert on missile defense with broad service in the Pacific region, as his choice for chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, senior Pentagon officials said Wednesday. Pentagon officials said they expect Bush to announce Myers as his pick for the nation's top military post on Friday, when Myers, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and other defense experts travel to the president's ranch in Crawford, Texas.
WORLD
January 16, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Australia is hoping to sign an agreement soon to join the controversial missile defense shield being developed by the United States, after talks with the top U.S. military officer. Gen. Richard B. Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, met with Australian Prime Minister John Howard at the end of a four-nation Asian tour, primarily to thank him for sending troops to the U.S.-led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
NATIONAL
May 26, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
America's largest World War I memorial, scrubbed clean and accompanied by a museum of war relics, reopened to fanfare and rededication speeches attended by representatives of Belgium, France, Italy, Britain and by the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers. Then, as now, "they are with us there, side by side," Myers said to a cheering crowd of about 8,000. As the war receded into the history books, so did interest and care for the 217-foot Liberty Memorial.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|