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Middle East & Germany
December 2011

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Dempsey Wraps up Multi-country Trip

RAMSTEIN, Germany, Dec. 19, 2011 – On the final stop of his multi-country USO holiday tour, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff visited wounded warriors and held a town hall meeting with more than 400 service members on Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Story

Dempsey, Saudi Partners Discuss Iraq, Regional Challenges

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Dec. 18, 2011 – Hours after the last U.S. Forces Iraq convoy crossed the border into Kuwait on its way home, U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, sat down for the first time with Saudi officials to discuss Iraq and other developments in the region. Story

DOD to Stay Engaged, Vigilant in Middle East

ABOARD A MILITARY AIRCRAFT, Dec. 17, 2011 – It’s too soon to calculate how the end of U.S. Forces Iraq will affect the region’s military dynamics, but the U.S. focus on the Middle East and its partner countries is unwavering, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said. Story

Dempsey Thanks Kuwaiti Leaders for Help

ABOARD A MILITARY AIRCRAFT, Dec. 17, 2011 – Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, took time on a multicountry USO holiday tour to thank Kuwaiti officials for that nation’s critical help to U.S. Forces Iraq over the past eight years and now, as the mission is ending. Story

Dempsey: Iraq Campaign Was Worth the Cost

BAGHDAD, Dec. 15, 2011 – Top U.S. military leaders in Baghdad observed the official end of U.S. Forces Iraq’s mission after nearly nine years of conflict that claimed the lives of nearly 4,500 U.S. troops, and created a sovereign nation from the destruction of a brutal dictatorship. Story

Panetta, Dempsey Mark End of Iraq Mission

BAGHDAD, Dec. 15, 2011 – Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta arrived in Baghdad today to join Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in ceremonies marking the end of the U.S. military mission in Iraq. Story

Exit From Iraq is Not Exit From Region

KUWAIT CITY, Dec. 14, 2011 – As the last U.S. troops leave Iraq, the best way for the United States to support that country’s success is to stay broadly engaged in the region, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said. Story

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