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Fresh START: US, Russia Should Resume Dialogue on Nuclear Arms Reductions

Retired Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said that Russia and the United States should resume talks on reducing their nuclear arsenals.

US Elections Unlikely to 'Reset' Ties With Russia, More Trust Likely

Retired US Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. James Cartwright said that the presidential race in the United States, which officially kicked off with the late Monday/early Tuesday Iowa caucuses, may determine the level of trust between a new US leader and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The Iraq War’s Known Unknowns

Exclusive: In September 2002, as the Bush-43 administration was rolling out its ad campaign for invading Iraq because of alleged WMD, the Joint Chiefs of Staff received a briefing about the paucity of WMD evidence. But the report was shelved and the war went on, as ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern explains. By Ray McGovern There is a…

Uncertainty Kills

Interesting find by Politico, but gets a key part of the story fundamentally wrong: The [Joint Chiefs of Staff] report was an inventory of what U.S. intelligence knew—or more importantly didn’t know—about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction. Its assessment was blunt: “We’ve struggled to estimate the unknowns. … We range from 0% to about 75% […]

U.S. May Put Forces at Iraqi Bases in Effort to Retake Mosul

2 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said American and Iraqi officials had begun discussion on how to “integrate” Americans with Iraqi military units.

Russian Anti-Terrorist Campaign Helps Damascus Regain Land - Pentagon

The Russian air campaign against terrorists in Syria has stabilized the position of the country's legitimate leadership, the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman noted.

Joint Chiefs of Staff Flip Obama Off During SOTU?

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Snopes

No, the Joint Chiefs of Staff didn't give Obama the finger during his State of the Union address.

Pentagon Liaison to Kerry Appointed to Lead Southern Command

US Navy Admiral Kurt Tidd, military liaison to Secretary of State John Kerry, will take over as commander of US Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford announced on Thursday.

US Ambassador to Iraq, Military Chief Meet With Iraqi PM in Baghdad

Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford arrived in Iraq where he held a meeting with US Ambassador to Iraq Stuart Jones and Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi, the US Joint Staff said in a Twitter message.

US Military Chief Seeks Face to Face Meeting With Russian Counterpart - DoD

Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford is seeking regular communication with his Russian counterpart, General Valery Gerasimov, including a face-to-face talk, US Department of Defense News reported on Monday...

US General Visiting Germany to Provide Reassurance to Russia’s Neighbors

According to a US Department of Defense report, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff General is visiting Germany to reassure Russia’s neighbors they can count on the United States.

Documents Reveal Obama Pushed for Mideast Regime Change in Spite of the Pentagon

The account makes it clear that the Obama administration’s policy of regime change in both Libya and Syria provoked pushback from the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Seymour Hersh’s recent revelations about an effort by the US military leadership...Show More Summary

Top US, Turkish Military Chiefs to Hold Talks Tuesday

Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford will arrive to Turkey on December 5, to meet Chief of the Turkish General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar, local media reported Monday.

US Had "Secret" Discussions With Assad "Regime", Tried To Start Military Coup

Earlier this week, we recounted Seymour Hersh’s latest investigative report in which we learn that apparently, the Joint Chiefs of Staff worked to undermine the efforts of the White House and the CIA in Syria. According to Hersh, the...Show More Summary

Joint Chiefs Opposed Gitmo Release Plan

Joint Chiefs weren’t really behind Obama after all: The chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff did not approve the Oct. 30 release of a terrorist held at the Guantanamo Bay prison, contrary to a Pentagon announcement that the transfer was “unanimously” approved by senior Obama administration officials. Gen. Martin Dempsey, who retired Oct. 1 as […]

Congressman Urges Military to Defy Obama

Kansas Congressman Mike Pompeo sent a letter to the Joint Chiefs of Staff with 15 congressional signatures urging them to “seek appropriate legal advice before following any executive order to transfer Guantanamo Bay (GTMO) detainees to the United States.” “It’s unconscionable to put our military leaders in this position, where the commander in chief asks of [...]

Russian General Staff Chief, US Counterpart Discuss Syria Air Cooperation

Chief of Russia's General Staff and Chairman of the United States' Joint Chiefs of Staff discussed cooperation between Russia and the US-led coalition in Syria.

New Staff May Need to Coordinate Response to Global Threats: Dunford

The nature of warfare is changing, and that may require a new staff that can coordinate U.S. military response across regions and domains, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Monday.

Top US Military Chief ‘Not Satisfied’ With Progress of Anti-Daesh Campaign

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford said that the US and coalition efforts to destroy Daesh in Iraq and Syria have been unsatisfactory.

US Forces to Be Deployed 'Pretty Hard' in Foreseeable Future

US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford said that demands on US military personnel will continue into the foreseeable future, given threat levels and the size of the armed forces.

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