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US Air Force Is Dramatically Understaffed, Retiring Military Official

According to retiring Air Force Chief of Staff Mark Welsh, the US military branch needs nearly 40,000 to 60,000 more airmen to fulfill its programs. At least 30,000 are needed for the beleaguered F-35 Joint Strike fighter jet.

Jordan Army Declares Northern, Northeastern Border Closed Military Zone

Mashal Mohammad Zaben, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Jordanian Armed Forces, declared the country’s northern and northeastern borders closed military zones after several servicemen were killed in a blast near the frontier with Syria, the armed forces said Tuesday.

Japan Military Ready to Reciprocate to Territorial Waters Intrusion

The Japan Self-Defense Forces are ready to "react correspondingly" amid possible intrusion into the country's territorial waters, the chief of the JSDF's Joint Staff said Thursday.

S. Korea says N. Korea attempted missile launch likely failed

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that ?North Korea attempted to launch an unidentified missile but that it is presumed to have failed

North Korea's Attempt to Launch Missile Fails

An attempt by North Korea to launch a missile failed early on Tuesday, the South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

A Worrisome New Plan to Send U.S. Troops to Libya as ‘Advisers’

last monthNews : Truthdig

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General James Dunford, said the United States may soon send U.S. “military advisers” to Libya to fight against Islamic State. But if the past is any lesson, the plan will presage a large combat contingent.

The Pentagon's Readiness Vortex

Thomas Donnelly Defense, United States “We have a lot of ‘not availables’ in the force right now." For the past several years, members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff have been painting a bleak portrait of the state of the armed services. Show More Summary

Senate Holds Hearing Today On Navigating Business Tax Reform

The Senate Finance Committee holds a hearing today on Navigating Business Tax Reform: Thomas A. Barthold (Chief of Staff, Joint Committee on Taxation) James R. Hines, Jr. (Professor, University of Michigan) Sanford E. Zinman (Owner, Sanford E. Zinman, CPA, Tarrytown, NY Gayle Goschie (Vice President, Goschie Farms, Silverton, OR)...

North Korea Completes Missile Launch Off Coast Of Korean Peninsula

North Korea has completed what is believed to be a submarine-based missile launch off the southern coast of the Korean peninsula. According to officials of the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff, the ballistic missile was fired at approximately 6:30 p.m. Show More Summary

N Korea Reportedly Fires Ballistic Missile From Submarine

Noth Korea launched a ballistic missile from submarine on Saturday, Yonhap reports citing the South Korean office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

N. Korea Missile Launch Flops

North Korea's "Day of the Sun" became the "Day of the Flop" after an attempt to mark its founder's birthday with a missile launch fizzled, according to South Korean officials. An official from South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff says the missile launch from the country's east coast early Friday...

Top Brass: Military Stay Out of Politics

3 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

The head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is ordering commanders to keep well clear of the political debates in the current presidential campaign.

Obama on Islamic State group: 'We will defeat them'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is underscoring that destroying the Islamic State group is his top priority. Obama commented at a White House meeting Tuesday with the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the combatant commanders.

US Defense Secretary Wants More Power for Chairman of Joint Chiefs

US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said that the government and Congress need to reform the US military command system to give more power to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs and their staff to move forces quickly around the world on daily basis.

The chair of the joint chiefs of staff told us the biggest lesson he's learned in the fight against ISIS

WASHINGTON — The US has been able to greatly improve its use of intelligence over the 599-day fight against ISIS, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told Business Insider on Tuesday. "If you want to talk about lessons learned, I 'll tell you, I'm probably relearning lessons over the last couple of years, and No. Show More Summary

US-Russian Military Should Communicate ‘In Worst of Times’

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Joseph Dunford said that the US and Russia "absolutely should be communicating, if nothing else to reduce the risk of miscalculation."

Joint Chiefs of Staff Say More US Troops Needed In Iraq

According to the Pentagon, the U.S. military and Joint Chiefs of Staff are calling for more troops to be sent to Iraq in a possible offensive...

Seoul: North Korea fires ballistic missile into sea

South Korea says North Korea has fired a ballistic missile into the sea. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff says the missile flew 500 miles before crashing off the North's east coast on Friday. It wasn't immediately known what type of missile was fired. The launch came days after North Korean...

Russian Military Poses 'Greatest Challenge’ to US Interests - US General

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford said in written testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday that Russia’s increased military capability is a threat to US global interests.

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