A Joint Chief for the Global War on Terrorism

Peter Pace,” Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Pace, 21 April 2005.

Bush Nominates Pace to Lead Joint Chiefs,” by Robert Burns, Associated Press, 22 April 2005, http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20050422/ap_on_go_pr_wh/bush_joint_chiefs (from Free Republic).

President Bush has nominated Marine General Peter Pace to be the new Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

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President Bush on Friday named Marine Gen. Peter Pace, who quietly helped shape the Pentagon’s role in the global war on terrorism, to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Pace, 59, would succeed Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers. He was expected to win easy Senate confirmation.

“He knows the job well,” Bush said in announcing the nomination.

Pace is a perfect choice. He is a veteran of Vietnam and Somalia, so he knows 4GWs first hand. Additionally, he is a Marine: the service with the greatest experience in insurgent warfare.

Pace’s nomination shows that Bush realizes the “unconventional” nature of the war in Iraq and the Global War on Terrorism.

I expect to hear something similar from Thomas PM Barnett pretty quickly…

Update:

Barnett comments:

The Pace-to-Giambastiani scenario comes true on Chairman: Peter Pace steps up from Vice to Chairman in Joint Chiefs, the first Marine to hold the position. Rules say he has two more years available to him, although you never know with Rumsfeld, who likes to change personnel rules more than any other sort in his never-ending transformation quest. Ed Giambastiani, the Navy admiral, moves up from Joint Forces Command and will likely become Chairman in two years, following Pace (“A Marine on Message: Peter Pace,” by David S. Cloud, NYT, 23 Apr 05, p. A10.). Pace is on message. He is one of the band of brothers that rules in the much tighter civil-military style of Rumsfeld. Expect more changes, not less, under him. Not because he’s a push-over, but because he believes . . ..

while Dawn’s Early Light opines…

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