Synopses & Reviews
General Richard B. Myers has unique insight into how the American national security system works. In Eyes on the Horizon
, he recounts his military career and outlines a bold blueprint for a strategic overhaul of our security system, including the military, so that the nation is adequately protected and prepared to fight in this era of what he calls the "Grand Insurgency."
As the principle military adviser to the president and others during the critical planning stages and execution of the invasion of Iraq, General Myers possesses a unique insider's view. Eyes on the Horizon contains major revelations regarding the planning, execution, and reconstruction phases of that war—addressing such controversial issues as adequate troop numbers and the suspension of the Geneva Convention—and exposes the mistakes made by the White House, the Pentagon, and the intelligence community.
In the tradition of John Bolton's Surrender Is Not an Option, Eyes on the Horizon provides fascinating and informative insights into this unprecedented time in our nation's—and the world's—history.
General Richard B. Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 2001 to 2005, sets the record straight about the planning and execution of the Iraq War and offers new ideas for tightening our national security.
About the Author
General Richard B. Myers retired as the fifteenth chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in October 2005 after serving more than forty years in the U.S. Air Force. A native of Kansas City and a graduate of Kansas State University, General Myers has held command positions at every level, including commander of U.S. Space Command, North American Aerospace Defense Command, Pacific Air Forces, U.S. Forces Japan, and two fighter wings. General Myers now sits on several public and nonprofit boards and lectures nationally on national security issues and leadership. He lives in the Washington, D.C., area with his wife. Malcolm McConnell is the author or coauthor of over twenty books, including the number-one New York Times bestseller American Soldier, with Tommy Franks; Into the Mouth of the Cat; and My Year in Iraq, with L. Paul Bremer III. Arthur Morey has performed in theaters and cabarets in New York, Chicago, and Milan. He freelanced scripts for Paramount and ABC-TV and won awards for both plays and fiction. A former literary manager of Chicago's Body Politic Theatre, he taught acting at Fordham and writing at SUNY Rockland, Northwestern University, and the School of the Art Institute. He edited Viola Spolin for Northwestern University Press and later was managing editor at Renaissance Books in Los Angeles. Winner of a number AudioFile Earphones Awards, he has narrated novels by John Irving, Nathan Englander, Richard Russo, and John Burnam Schwartz, as well as nonfiction by Kurt Eichenwald, John McCain, George Tenet, Deepak Chopra, Gay Talese, and others.