Gen. Pace Isn't Going Quietly
Outgoing Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Peter Pace says he did not resign voluntarily, but “I’ve been told I’m done.” Defense Secretary Robert Gates openly admitted that he would not seek another term for Pace in order to avoid a difficult confirmation. Pace has been closely tied to the Iraq war and its fortunes from the start, and only made matters worse recently with a public declaration of homophobia.
The US military’s outgoing top commander, Gen Peter Pace, says he opposed the decision to replace him at the end of his first term.
Gen Pace said he did not resign voluntarily as he felt this would be “unacceptable” for him as a leader. “I’ve been told I’m done,” he said.
His term as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is to end in October.