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Duke’s Coach K Has A Twitter Account On The Sneak

Flickr/Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff At this point, most college football coaches and college basketball coaches have made their way to Twitter – though whether they actually run their own accounts is a different story. One holdout, unsurprisingly, has been Duke men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski. Show More Summary

The Joint Chiefs of Staff: Our Last, Best Hope to Stop a Bad Nuclear Deal With Iran

We are days away from the June 30th deadline by which the U.S. and Iran are to have finalized a comprehensive nuclear agreement. The framework agreement President Obama announced in early April ignored the mandate of six U.N. Security Council resolutions as well as his own promise to prevent Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons. Nonetheless, he made […]

US 'Winning in Iraq'? Wrong Question - General Dempsey

The United States objective against the Islamic State in Iraq is not winning a victory, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff told Congress on Wednesday.

Carter: US to fall short of goal to train 24,000 Iraqi forces to fight ISIS

The defense secretary and joint chiefs of staff chairman testified before Congress about the U.S. policy in the Middle East

Carter, Dempsey to testify in House on Middle East

Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, are to appear Wednesday before the House Armed Services Committee.

American Military Wants Partners to ‘Play Away Games’ - General

The United States military needs international partnerships to prevent war from being fought on American soil, the Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, told service members at the Naples, Italy naval air facility on Thursday.

More turbulence at the Pentagon

With Martin Dempsey stepping down as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Ray Odierno leaving the post of the Army Chief of Staff, the Secretary of the Army, John McHugh announced that he’s leaving that post in the Fall according to the Washington Post. McHugh, a former Republican congressman, has been the Army’s […]

“Pentagon To Bypass Iraqi Army And Supply ISIS Directly”

The plan has its roots in Army Capt. Noel Abelove’s PowerPoint briefing, which was hailed by the Joint Chiefs of Staff, sources said. Abelove, a supply officer on the Joint Logistics Staff (J-4), realized that cutting out the Iraqi Army middlemen had numerous advantages. Show More Summary

Gen. Martin Dempsey, The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, on Leadership Development

As the context for leadership changes, how should we rethink leadership and the development of leaders?  In a prior post, I shared the first part of the interview with General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.  In that post, we discussed the fundamental shifts in the world [...]

America's top military officer: ISIS caught us off guard

In an interview with Frontline, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey admitted that the Pentagon was unprepared when Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul, fell to the Islamic State (also known as ISIS, ISIL, and Daesh) in June 2014. Show More Summary

Dempsey was not prepared for fall of Mosul

Andy11M sends us a link to the Yahoo News report that Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey admits that he and his staff had done no contingency planning which resulted in fall of the Iraqi city of Mosul to ISIS last June; “So, look, there were several things that surprised us about […]

The Madness of THAAD

In its annual spring ritual, the Pentagon brings its tin cup to Congress to beg for appropriations. Earlier this month, General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, tried to explain to some bewildered members of Congress...Show More Summary

The Administration's Sunny Iraq Progress Reports Are Approaching Cheney Territory

On May 15, Marine Brig. Gen. Thomas D. Weidley, chief of staff for Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, assured reporters that “We believe across Iraq and Syria that Daesh is losing and remains on the defensive.” AsShow More Summary

Cruise Missile Defense a Higher US Defense Priority

Vice Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral James Winnefeld said that the United States military is shifting its focus from ballistic missile defense to defending the US homeland against cruise missile attacks.

Countering Russian Strategic Missile Threat Too Hard, Costly for US

Countering the threat of a Russia’s intercontinental ballistic missiles is too hard and too costly for the United States, Vice Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral James Winnefeld stated on Tuesday.

How to stop Obama’s sweetheart deal with Iran

There was an illuminating exchange at a Defense Department briefing with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey: Q: … Iranian activities in and around the Gulf, taking these Marshall flag ships, required sending a U.S. aircraft carrier, required escorts. Those have now stopped. This was the activity of the Revolutionary Guard, […]

Meet Operation ‘Sahayogi Haat’

The Department of Defense has always taken the art, or science, of nicknaming its military operations — whether combat or humanitarian — seriously. In 1975, the Joint Chiefs of Staff even established a computer system to “fully automate the maintenance and reconciliation of nicknames, code words, and exercise terms” — the science. More recently the [...]Show More Summary

The new Joint Chiefs chairman should strive for independent thinking

President Obama has nominated Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford to be chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Dunford waged war effectively in both Iraq and Afghanistan. But it's one thing to be a battlefield commander, even a four-star theater commander, and another thing to be the chairman of the...

Marine Set To Be Next Chairman Of The Joint Chiefs Of Staff

Yesterday, President Obama nominated Gen. Joseph Dunford, the current Commandant of the Marine Corps, to become the 19th Chairman of the Joint...

Barack ‘O’Bama’ and His Irish-American Advisers

Stephen Sestanovich: President Barack Obama's choice of Gen. Joe Dunford to be chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is a reminder that among those in a position to influence U.S. global strategy, it's the Irish who have almost all the top jobs.

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