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Aug. 15, 2017

U.S., Chinese Military Leaders Sign Agreement to Increase Communication

The top military leaders of the United States and China signed an agreement in Beijing that they said will improve communication between their militaries and reduce the chances of miscalculations.

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. 14, 2017

Dunford Meets With Korean Defense Leaders

A spokesman for the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford met with South Korea's defense minister and defense chief and affirmed the ironclad commitment of the U.S. to the alliance with South Korea.

July 8, 2017

Dunford Presents Silver Star to Family of Fallen Marine, Speaks of Trust

During an event marking the 100th anniversary of the 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff presented a posthumous Silver Star Medal to the family of a battalion member who was killed in Iraq in 2005.

June 14, 2017

Mattis, Dunford: 2018 Budget Will Continue Readiness Recovery

The addition of $21 billion to the fiscal year 2017 defense budget began the recovery from the readiness trough caused by sequestration spending cuts, but Congress must pass the fiscal 2018 request and repeal the Budget Control Act to continue those gains, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told a Senate subcommittee.

June 13, 2017

Dunford to Senate: Competitive Edge Requires Stable, Predictable Funding

The U.S. military's qualitative and quantitative competitive advantage over its foes is in jeopardy if Congress does not provide stable and predictable funding, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford said before the Senate Armed Services Committee.

May 17, 2017

NATO Military Chiefs Prepare Recommendations for Heads of Governments

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, met with NATO's chiefs of defense in Brussels to assess current and future work and to form recommendations for political leaders who will convene next week.

April 26, 2017

Leaders Brief Congress on Review of North Korea Policy

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, briefed members of Congress at the White House on the review President Donald J. Trump ordered of U.S. policy toward North Korea.

April 5, 2017

Dunford: Iraqis, Coalition Have Adapted, Continue Attacking ISIS

Coalition forces continue to support Iraqi forces who are making progress as they take the fight to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in Mosul, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

April 4, 2017

Dunford, Kushner Visit U.S., Iraqi Forces Near Mosul

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and Jared Kushner, senior advisor to President Donald J. Trump, received briefings from American and Iraqi service members during a visit to a base 10 miles from the front line in Mosul.

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