Pace questions Iran's role in Iraq

AGANA, Guam, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Peter Pace says he wants precise evidence to back up U.S. claims Iran's government is helping Iraq insurgents.

Pace: Not enough equipment for surge

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. Marine Gen. Peter Pace admitted to the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday equipment will be a problem when U.S. forces in Iraq are increased. During testimony over the $481.4 billion fiscal 2008 defense budget, Pace said the military has about 4

Gates eyeing troop increase in Afghanistan

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has offered his support to U.S. and NATO commanders' requests for additional U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

Gates makes surprise Baghdad visit

BAGHDAD, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Robert Gates made his first foray into Baghdad Wednesday as U.S. defense secretary, saying success in Iraq is his top priority.

Bush advisers: Iraq troop numbers are fine

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- A Washington panel of military experts urged U.S. President George Bush to disregard the Iraq Study Group's call for reducing troop numbers in Iraq.

Long Iraq stay to be recommended

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- A Pentagon study reportedly will recommend a small, short-term increase in U.S. troop levels in Iraq and a long-term commitment to training Iraqi troops.

Gen. Pace: U.S. strategy is flexible

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. Marine Gen. Peter Pace told reporters Friday that U.S. strategy in Iraq is not "chipped in stone."

Different tours of duty hamper morale

ALBUQUERQUE, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff told airmen at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico that varied tour lengths hurt combat zone morale.

Cheney addresses Pentagon memorial

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Relatives of those who died at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, joined top U.S. officials at the site of the crash on the fifth anniversary of the attack.

Generals admit danger of Iraq civil war

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- The commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told a Senate panel Thursday that Iraq is at risk of civil war.

Gag order sought in U.S. GI's rape case

LOUISVILLE, Ky., July 12 (UPI) -- Lawyers defending a former U.S. soldier against rape charges in Iraq have sought a U.S. gag order that would apply to the Pentagon and White House.

Top U.S. general weeps over immigrants

MIAMI, July 11 (UPI) -- Memories of his immigrant parents' experiences brought Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Peter Pace to tears at a U.S. congressional hearing.

Top U.S. commander plans cuts by 2007

WASHINGTON, June 24 (UPI) -- The top U.S. commander in Iraq has drafted plans to reduce the U.S. military presence in Iraq starting this September, The New York Times reported.

Charges likely in U.S. Marine 'massacre'

WASHINGTON, May 30 (UPI) -- Two U.S. military inquiries into an alleged massacre of 24 Iraqi civilians by U.S. Marines last year are nearly complete and charges are likely, CNN reports.

Murtha: Marines covered up Iraq atrocity

WASHINGTON, May 28 (UPI) -- Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., says U.S. commanders knew about the killing of civilians by Marines in Iraq last November.
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Peter Pace
U.S. President George W. Bush (L) speaks with the incoming Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine General Peter Pace, on Sept. 30, 2005 in Fort Myer, Virginia. General Peter Pace replaced Air Force General Richard B. Myers who stepped down today. (UPI Photo/Joe Raedle/POOL)

Peter Pace, M.S.C., (born November 5, 1945) is a former four-star general in the United States Marine Corps and served as the 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the first Marine appointed to the United States' highest-ranking military office. Appointed by President George W. Bush, Pace succeeded U.S. Air Force General Richard Myers on September 30, 2005. His other four-star assignments include being the 6th Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from October 1, 2001 to August 12, 2005 and as Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Southern Command from September 8, 2000 to September 30, 2001.

The Secretary of Defense Robert Gates announced on June 8, 2007, that he would advise the President not to renominate Pace for a second term. Pace stepped down as Chairman on October 1, 2007. He was replaced by Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Michael Mullen. Pace retired from the Marine Corps on October 1, 2007.

Pace was born on November 5, 1945 in Brooklyn, New York to Italian American parents and raised in Teaneck, New Jersey, graduating from Teaneck High School in 1963. He received his commission in June 1967, following graduation from the United States Naval Academy. He also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from George Washington University. Pace currently resides in McLean, Virginia; he is married and has a son, Peter, and a daughter, Tiffany. Pace is Roman Catholic.

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