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Meetings with Military
Leaders in the Middle East
February 2012

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Chairman Optimistic That Afghan Forces Ready by 2014

A quick trip to Afghanistan this week, and meetings with leaders and troops there, encouraged the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff that the Afghan National Security Forces will be ready by 2014 to take the combat lead. Story

Dempsey: Egyptian Military Struggling With Path Forward

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said he voiced both concerns and commitment to Egyptian defense leaders during meetings held in Cairo. Story

Chairman Discusses Issues With Egypt’s Defense Leaders

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff met today with Egypt’s top defense officials to discuss a wide range of issues related to the long-standing security relationship between the two countries. Story

Chairman Presents Bronze Star to Czech Soldier in Afghanistan

Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, traveled to a forward operating base in eastern Afghanistan to have lunch with troops and present awards to eight soldiers, including a Bronze Star Medal to a soldier from the Czech Republic. Story

Dempsey Arrives in Kabul to Meet With Military Leaders

Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, arrived in Afghanistan to meet with senior military leaders and service members as he seeks first-hand information on the current situation on the ground there. Story

Travel Locations

Map of travel locations: Egypt, Afghanistan

Photo Essays

Photo Essay: Dempsey Meets With Defense Leaders in Egypt

Dempsey Meets With Defense Leaders in Egypt

Photo Essay: Dempsey Meets with Leaders, Troops in Afghanistan

Dempsey Meets with Leaders, Troops in Afghanistan

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