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March 2012

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Dempsey Looks to Expand Military Ties With Brazil

Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said he hopes to expand military-to-military relations with Brazil, a country he said is “clearly, an economic engine globally,” after returning from a recent trip there. Story

U.S.-Pakistani Military Relations Improving, Dempsey Says

The military-to-military relationship between the United States and Pakistan is on the road to recovery, Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters. Story

Strategy Drove Budget Decisions, Chairman Says

Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said he stands by his testimony that the fiscal 2013 defense budget request grew from the new strategy and was not simply a target number that planners had to hit. Story

Dempsey: Colombia Has Strategy to Take Down Terror Group

The Colombians have a good strategy to counter the main terrorist group in the country, and they will stick with it, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said. Story

Chairman Pleased About U.S.-Pakistani Leaders Meeting

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told reporters traveling with him in South America that he is pleased that U.S. and Pakistani military leaders have met to discuss mutual concerns, noting the United States wants "to rebuild the trust and confidence between our two militaries." Story

Dempsey Visits Amazon Military Command in Brazil

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff visited Brazil’s Amazon Military Command headquarters here today to get an idea of the range, capabilities and challenges facing the armed forces’ effort in the remote Amazonian jungle. Story

Chairman Visits Latest Site in Colombia’s Terrorism Fight

The dusty town of Tibu, Colombia, is home to the governmnet's latest effort to defeat the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, and other terror groups and criminal gangs. Story

Dempsey Highlights Value of Southcom, Africom Missions

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has arrived in Bogota, Colombia, for the first part of a two-nation trip to view U.S. Southern Command’s mission in South America through the prism of the nation’s new defense strategy. Story

Chairman: Afghans Must Prevent ‘Green-on-Blue’ Violence

The United States will do more to prevent attacks on coalition personnel by members of Afghanistan’s security forces, but ultimately it will be up to Afghans to stop these tragedies from happening, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said. Story

Dempsey Discusses Combatting Transnational Organized Crime

Transnational organized crime is not specifically mentioned in the new defense strategy, but leaders understand the threat, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey said at U.S. Southern Command. Story





Travel Locations

Map of travel location: Florida, Colombia, Brazil

Florida, Colombia, Brazil

Photo Essays

Photo Essay: Dempsey Meets With Brazilian Leaders, Tours Jungle Training Center

Dempsey Meets With Brazilian Leaders, Tours Jungle Training Center

Photo Essay: Dempsey Attends Meetings with Brazilian Defense Leaders

Dempsey Attends Meetings with Brazilian Defense Leaders

Photo Essay: Dempsey Visits Colombian Officials, Troops

Dempsey Visits Colombian Officials, Troops

Photo Essay: Dempsey Visits Southern Command

Dempsey Visits Southern Command

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