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Erdogan says Turkey and Iran discussing joint action against Kurdish militants

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey and Iran have discussed possible joint military action against Kurdish militant groups, after talks in Ankara last week between the chief of staff of Iran's armed forces and Turkish leaders, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday.

US general pledges to defend Japan from North Korean attack

America's top military official has reiterated his country's pledge to defend Japan against a North Korean missile attack. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said in … Click to Continue »

Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Avoids “Fire and Fury” Bombast

While his boss was prancing around threatening “fire and fury…the likes of which this world has never seen before,” the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, has been, calmly and deliberately, discussing the North Korean issue with his Chinese counterpart, Army Gen. Fang Fenghui. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. [...]Show More Summary

China Blames U.S. For Collapse In "Military Trust"

For a handful of obvious reasons, now is an awkward time for the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to visit Beijing: the US recently installed a THAAD missile-defense shield in South Korea over China's objections. Tensions have been...Show More Summary

The Latest: Dunford endorses military leaders' tweets

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EDT): 7:45 a.m. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford has strongly endorsed the statements by the leaders of the four major U.S. military services, whoShow More Summary

Gen. Dunford visits Asia amid North Korea threats, China trade dispute

Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, met with South Korea's president Monday amid heightened tension with North Korea. President Trump also signed an order to look into China's alleged theft of American intellectual property, drawing ire from the Chinese. Ben Tracy reports.

Mattis Warns North Korea Standoff "Could Escalate Into War Very Quickly"

Less than a day after Joseph Dunford, the commander of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told South Korean President Moon Jae-in that the US is ready to use “the full range of military capabilities to defend our allies and the U.S. homeland,” Defense Secretary and retired Gen. Show More Summary

Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford warns North Korea that U.S. military is 'ready'

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Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, arrived in South Korea on Sunday.        

Full Mullen Interview: China is the Key to Solving North Korea Tensions

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In an exclusive interview on Meet the Press, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen (Ret.) tells Chuck Todd that military options have always been available, but it would be better to defuse North Korean tensions with China's help.

Adm. Mullen 'Extremely Concerned' Over 'Strong Rhetoric' Between U.S. And North Korea

Adm. Mike Mullen, former chairman of the Joint Chief of Staffs, told NBC News that the heated rhetoric coming from North Korea and the U.S. "has taken away options -- for leaders to make decisions." Mullen joined Chuck Todd on Meet the...Show More Summary

The Latest: US seeks 'effective' ties with China's military

The Latest on the North Korea crisis (all times local): 12:40 p.m. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says he's aiming to further develop a working relationship with … Click to Continue »

Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un's war of words

National security correspondent David Martin explains the threat of nuclear attack by North Korea - and what the U.S. response could be - with Admiral James Winnefeld, former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the Obama Administration.

Where will Trump and Kim's nuclear brinkmanship lead?

Former vice chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff says North Korean leader unlikely to deploy nuclear weapons unless U.S. tries to overthrow his regime

Adm. James Winnefeld on N. Korea: "Let them stew in their own juice"

Retired Navy Adm. James "Sandy" Winnefeld was vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for four years under the Obama administration and was previously tasked with preventing air attacks against North America as commander of NORAD....Show More Summary

South Korea's Moon taps Air Force chief to head Joint Chiefs of Staff

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday named Air Force General Jeong Kyeong-doo to lead the country's Joint Chiefs of Staff amid tensions with North Korea, which continues to carry out provocations in defiance of international sanctions.

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: August 7, 2017

MORE THAN 50 HOUSE DEMS URGE MATTIS TO REJECT “UNCONSTITUTIONAL DIRECTIVE” BANNING TRANSGENDER MILITARY SERVICE: In a letter to Defense Secretary James Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford Jr. sentShow More Summary

Tweets Don’t Actually Change Military Transgender Policies, Boy Scouts Apologize for Trump Speech, Latest on ‘Skinny Repeal’: P.M. Links

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Making it clear that President Donald Trump's tweets technically don't count as policy changes, the chairman of Joint Chiefs of staff sent out a memo to military leaders telling them there will be no changes to the current policy onShow More Summary

Transgender Service Members Share Their Stories At White House: 'Our Patriotism Shouldn't Have An Asterisk Next To It'

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told military leaders that the military will not make any changes to its policy regarding transgender service members until the president clarifies what he means. [ more › ]

Day Two of Trump's Ban, and Trans Troops Are Still Serving

The Joint Chiefs of Staff announced that the military will not discharge service members until the president sends further direction.

Transgender Ban Took the Pentagon Completely By Surprise

Truly remarkable: Defense officials: Joint Chiefs of Staff were not aware Trump planned to tweet a ban on transgender service members https://t.co/ntOpmEK2NM pic.twitter.com/hDFSQ9YrrQ — CNN (@CNN) July 27, 2017

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