Colin Powell

Decision making at highest level

Retired Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, who served eight years at the side of Gen. Colin Powell as special assistant when he was chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and later as chief of staff during Powell's service as Secretary of State, is scheduled to be the speaker at the forthcoming public forum sponsored by The James City County Democratic Committee.

Col. Wilkerson will discuss presidential decision-making and the art of making the most difficult decisions of all, those that put young men and women in harm's way in the name of the state, according to a statement by James City County Democratic Committee. "Making such decisions is one of the ultimate measures of a president...