Former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Richard B. Myers discusses his memoir Eyes on the Horizon: Serving on the Front Lines of National Security on Monday, April 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the critical four years following September 11, 2001, looks back over his career and provides a candid, revealing insider’s view of the war on terror and proposes a bold new plan that will prepare America for the diverse national security challenges of the 21st century.
Growing up in Kansas as the son of hardworking, no-nonsense parents, Myers, a distinguished Air Force officer for more than 40 years, learned early the value of steadfast integrity and selfless service. As chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 2001 to 2005, he bore witness to the critical events that shaped America’s defense policy in the wake of the terrorist attacks. In the days, weeks, and months that followed, he worked around the clock, helping to devise innovative, unprecedented strategies for the Bush administration’s war on terror in Afghanistan and Iraq and advising the president on tough, historic national security decisions.
General Myers talks candidly about his career in the military, the unforgettable events of September 11, and the global war on terror. He outlines the mistakes made by the White House, Pentagon leadership, and the intelligence community.
The event is co-sponsored by Rainy Day Books and the International Relations Council. Copies of Eyes on the Horizon will be available for sale, and the author will sign copies purchased during the event.
Admission is free. Call 816.701.3407 to indicate your interest in attending or you may RSVP online.