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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.

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.

April 3, 2017

ISIS Bomb Caused Mosul Civilian Casualties, Iraqi Officials Say

The blast of an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria vehicle-borne explosive device on March 17 in Mosul is what Iraqi officials believe killed 61 civilians, an Iraqi military spokesman said.

March 15, 2017

Dunford, South Korean Counterpart Discuss North Korea

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and his South Korean counterpart discussed recent threatening actions by North Korea and other issues during a 30-minute phone call.

March 7, 2017

Dunford Discusses Syria With Turkish, Russian Counterparts

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is meeting in Antalya, Turkey, with his Russian and Turkish counterparts to discuss the situation in northern Syria. Joint Staff officials say they are looking to enhance communications and deconflict military operations.

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.

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