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Military leaders applaud end of combat ban

Military leaders applaud end of combat ban

NEW YORK, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's decision to remove the ban on women serving in combat deserves both praise and caution, former U.S. military leaders said.

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'Junk' DNA found to have important purpose

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- So-called "junk DNA," genetic material in our cells long considered without purpose, plays a vital role in regulating our genes, international researchers say.
Sanford, Fla., Police Chief Bill Lee fired

Sanford, Fla., Police Chief Bill Lee fired

SANFORD, Fla., June 20 (UPI) -- Sanford, Fla., Police Chief Bill Lee, who offered to resign in April after the Trayvon Martin shooting, was fired Wednesday, WOFL-TV, Orlando, reported.

Myers sees Iraq war vital to terror effort

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. Air Force Gen. Richard Myers said winning the war in Iraq is vital to averting additional terror attacks on the United States. Myers ends his term as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, a position he's held since 2001, Friday.

Myers: Things in Iraq improving

WASHINGTON, May 29 (UPI) -- Gen. Richard Myers, head of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Sunday said he thinks the situation in Iraq is improving.

Bush picks Marine as top military officer

WASHINGTON, April 22 (UPI) -- President Bush nominated Marine Corps Gen. Peter Pace Friday to become the new chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, replacing Air Force Gen. Richard Myers.

Trash collectors assaulted

PHILADELPHIA, March 3 (UPI) -- A Philadelphia family of four is accused of thrashing two trash collectors after their garbage wasn't picked up.

Joint Chiefs general father of the year

WASHINGTON, June 16 (UPI) -- The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Richard Myers has been selected as "father of the year."

U.S. general: Haitian violence must end

PORT-AU-PRINCE, March 14 (UPI) -- U.S. Gen. Richard Myers said Sunday in Haiti violence will not be tolerated and that time is needed to restore stability to the island nation.

Myers meets Jiang Zemin for security talks

BEIJING, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Richard Myers met with the head of China's armed forces, Jiang Zemin, to discuss Taiwan, North Korea and other issues.

Gen. Myers:Terrorists want to do more

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Richard Myers, Sunday said that terrorists would kill 10,000 at a crack if they could.

Hundreds detained since Saddam's arrest

BAGHDAD, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Several hundred Iraqis have reportedly been arrested in the follow-up to Saddam Hussein's capture last weekend.
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Richard Myers
During a farewell tribute Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Richard Myers gets a hug from his wife Mary Jo Myers as Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld (2nd to right) and Marine General Peter Pace (far right) look on September 30, 2005 in Fort Myer, Virginia. Myers is stepping down as the top US military officer and being replaced by General Peter Pace. (UPI Photo/Joe Raedle/POOL)

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Richard Bowman Myers (born March 1, 1942) is a former four-star general in the United States Air Force and served as the 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. As Chairman, Myers was the United States military's highest ranking uniformed officer.

General Myers became the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs on October 1, 2001. In this capacity, he served as the principal military advisor to the President, the Secretary of Defense, and the National Security Council during the earliest stages of the War on Terror, including planning and execution of the 2003 invasion of Iraq. On September 30, 2005, he retired and was succeeded by General Peter Pace. His Air Force career included operational command and leadership positions in a variety of Air Force and Joint assignments.

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