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Aug. 19, 2017

Military Relationships, North Korea Dominate Dunford Pacific Trip

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has wrapped up a trip to South Korea, China and Japan that had been planned months ago, but it could not have happened at a better time.

Aug. 17, 2017

Dunford: North Korean Threat Can Be Peacefully Resolved

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford said in Beijing that he believes the diplomatic and economic pressure campaign aimed at North Korea is making progress and the odds are improving that the nuclear and ballistic missile issues can be solved peacefully.

Aug. 16, 2017

Dunford Stresses Diplomacy, Sanctions for North Korea in Talks With Chinese

U.S. and Chinese defense officials are pulling no punches as they discuss issues of concern to both countries, including the problem posed by a nuclear-armed North Korea, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

Aug. 14, 2017

Dunford Arrives in China

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, arrived in Beijing to support Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s diplomatic and economic campaign to deter North Korea, while making his first visit to China as chairman.

Aug. 13, 2017

Dunford to Visit China, South Korea, Japan to Discuss Range of Issues

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is traveling to South Korea, China and Japan to reassure allies and improve military-to-military ties amid security concerns in the Asia-Pacific region.

June 21, 2017

U.S., China Affirm North Korean Threat, Mattis Says

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he and the U.S. secretary of state affirmed with high-ranking Chinese officials that North Korea's nuclear missile program is a threat to peace and security in the Asia-Pacific region.

June 20, 2017

North Korea Discussion Expected at U.S.-China Dialogue, DoD Official Says

A senior Defense Department official said Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is expected to discuss North Korea and a wide range of other strategic issues with Chinese officials at the first iteration of the U.S.-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue in Washington.

Feb. 23, 2017

Dunford Discusses Strategy, Threats at Brookings Event

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said countering threats and violent extremism is still the correct way to benchmark what the Defense Department must do to prepare the joint force.

Dec. 16, 2016

Chinese Seize U.S. Navy Underwater Drone in South China Sea

Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said the Defense Department has called upon China to immediately return an unmanned underwater vehicle that it unlawfully seized in the South China Sea.

July 29, 2016

Undefeated USA Women’s Basketball Team Beats China, 73-56

The Team USA women forced 25 turnovers en route to a 73-56 win over China on the third day of action in the International Military Sports Council Women's Basketball Championship.

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