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Travels with Dempsey, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

September 2012

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Afghanistan Surge Achieved Its Mission, Dempsey Says

The 33,000-man surge of U.S. forces into Afghanistan has achieved the goal set for it, and it will end on schedule at the end of the month, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said. Story

U.S., Turkish Leaders Discuss Syrian War, Region

U.S. and Turkish leaders have a similar view of events in Syria and agreed to work together on that and other regional issues, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said. Story

Chairman: Coalition Remains Resolute Despite Threat

The insider threat will not lessen the coalition’s resolve to accomplish its objectives in Afghanistan, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey said. Story

Dempsey, Turks Discuss Regional Issues

The paving stones on the Road of Lions leading to Mustafa Kemal Ataturk's mausoleum are purposely placed about three inches apart so those who approach it have to think about where they are. Story

Public Trust Requires Apolitical Military, Dempsey Says

Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, wants service members and veterans to consider what using the uniform for partisan politics does to the trust Americans have in their military. Story

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