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Aug. 1, 2016

Active-Duty Personnel Must Remain Apolitical, Nonpartisan, Dunford Says

Whoever becomes president of the United States needs to have trust and confidence that the military “is completely loyal and completely prepared to do what must be done,” the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

July 20, 2016

Dunford: Military Pressure, Intelligence Sharing Key to ISIL’s Defeat

Military pressure and intelligence sharing are two key elements in defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

July 17, 2016

Chairman Expresses Concern Over Turkish Coup Attempt, Relief at Aftermath

Turkey is a close ally and important partner in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said as he expressed concern following the July 15 coup attempt there and relief that the Turkish army continued to respect civilian leadership.

July 17, 2016

Dunford Cites Optimism, Momentum After Visit to Afghanistan

Afghan security forces have significantly increased their capabilities and made important gains by going on the offensive, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said after concluding a visit to the country.

July 16, 2016

Afghan Forces Give Enemy Incentive to Reconcile, Resolute Support Chief Says

The commander of NATO’s Resolute Support mission and U.S. forces in Afghanistan discussed his expanded authorities to support Afghan forces with reporters traveling with Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in Afghanistan.

June 18, 2016

Transnational Threats Need Transnational Solutions, Dunford Says at U.N.

Transnational threats require transnational solutions, and the United Nations Peacekeeping Force is a key component of preserving stability, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said during a U.N. meeting.

May 30, 2016

Obama: Honor by Remembering Stories of the Fallen

President Obama marked his final Memorial Day as commander in chief by visiting Arlington National Cemetery, where he placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns and delivered remarks in the Memorial Amphitheater.

May 20, 2016

'Strong Commitment from NATO' in Afghanistan, Dunford Says

Joint Chiefs Chairman Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford said he detects among allied nations "a strong commitment to finish what they started" in Afghanistan.

May 20, 2016

Dunford: NATO Military Chiefs Coalesce on Threats

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters traveling with him that NATO cohesion was the big takeaway as he left the alliance Military Committee meeting.

May 19, 2016

Dunford: U.S. Troops in Iraq Reinforce Success, Bolster Iraqi Actions

People who say U.S. troop increases in Iraq are a “band-aid approach” or an incremental effort are missing the point, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

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