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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.

June 12, 2017

Dunford Urges Congress to Protect U.S. Competitive Advantage

The U.S. military today is the most capable force in the world, but that can change, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said during a House Armed Services Committee hearing about the president's fiscal year 2018 defense budget request.

May 29, 2017

Trump Leads Nation’s Remembrance on Memorial Day

President Donald J. Trump honored the courage, devotion and sacrifice of fallen service members during a Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, where he also acknowledged the sacrifice of loved ones left behind.

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.

May 9, 2017

U.S. Officials Studying Force Size in Afghanistan, Dunford Says

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said no decisions on whether to increase U.S. forces in Afghanistan have been made yet.

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