Myers Nominated For Second Term As Joint Chiefs Chairman

By Thomas Duffy / June 19, 2003 at 5:00 AM
President Bush has nominated Air Force Gen. Richard Myers for a second two-year term as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The Senate received the nomination yesterday. Myers became the Joint Chiefs chairman in October 2001, after serving 19 months as vice chairman. The 38-year Air Force veteran has formed a strong relationship with Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. Myers regularly appeared with Rumsfeld during Pentagon press briefings on the war with Iraq. The Senate yesterday also confirmed the...

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