Heard on Campus: Richard Myers at Eisenhower Auditorium

October 10, 2006

"My term [as chairman of the joint chiefs of staff] was defined by those threats of violent extremism and terrorism. In terms of violent extremism, we've made it hard for Al Qaeda to operate. We've changed the environment internationally, but they have not lost their determination. It is the kind of movement that will not be persuaded by force alone. We need a long-term strategy, perhaps decades long, to get to the point where men and women don't want to join jihad. That's a much longer strategy, much more economic or diplomacy than it is military force."
-- Retired United States Air Force General Richard Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 2001-2005, speaking Monday (Oct. 9) at Eisenhower Auditorium on Penn State's University Park campus, on dealing with the terror threat. Myers appearance marked the second event in the 2006-07 Distinguished Speaker Series lineup. For more on this year's lineup, visit http://live.psu.edu/story/18533

  • Richard Myers spoke Monday (Oct. 9) at Penn State's Eisenhower Auditorium as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series lineup.

    IMAGE: Geoff Rushton

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