March 10, 2017
U.S, Turkish, Russian Defense Chiefs Meet to Discuss Syrian Battlespace
ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT —
It is a measure of the success indigenous and coalition forces have experienced against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria that a meeting of the chiefs of defense was needed, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.
March 7, 2017
Dunford Discusses Syria With Turkish, Russian Counterparts
ANTALYA, Turkey —
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. 24, 2017
'Encouraging Initial Successes' for Western Mosul, DoD Official Says
Iraqi forces, backed by coalition strikes, are making gains in efforts to liberate western Mosul from Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorists, a Defense Department spokesman said.
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.
Feb. 16, 2017
Dunford Meets Russian Counterpart to Strengthen Mil-to-Mil Contacts
BAKU, Azerbaijan —
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, met with his Russian counterpart, Army Gen. Valery Gerasimov, in Baku, Azerbaijan, to discuss the current state of the military relationship between the United States and Russia.
Feb. 15, 2017
Dunford to Meet With Russian Chief of General Staff
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff will meet with his Russian counterpart in Azerbaijan to discuss a the state of U.S.-Russian military relations and the importance of consistent and clear military-to-military communication, among other topics.
Feb. 2, 2017
Trump Honors Fallen Navy Chief, Details Emerge From Yemen Raid
President Donald J. Trump traveled to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware for the dignified transfer of the remains of Navy Chief Petty Officer William "Ryan" Owens, a special warfare operator who was killed in a Jan. 29 raid in Yemen.
Jan. 18, 2017
Dunford Says Transition to Trump Administration Going Smoothly
After wrapping up meetings in Paris and Brussels, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff headed home to attend presidential inauguration activities, telling reporters he expects a smooth transition within the Defense Department.
Dec. 5, 2016
Dunford, Troxell Thank Incirlik Airmen for Professionalism, Flexibility
INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey —
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff began this year's USO Tour at Incirlik Air Base in Turkey and offered his thanks to the airmen there who have been through so much.
Nov. 14, 2016
Chairman Confident of Success in Campaign Against ISIL
With the fall of Mosul within sight, the battle against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terror group will shift to other domains and areas, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.