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“Not symbolic” Ramadi

The other day, while speaking to Congress, Joints Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Martin Dempsey told the legislators that the fall of the Iraqi city, Ramadi to ISIS fighters, is “not symbolic in any way”. I wonder if General Dempsey realizes that he sounds just like Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf, or as he’s more popularly known […]

An Open Letter To JCS Chairman General Martin Dempsey

General Martin Dempsey Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff The Pentagon Arlington, VA Sir, In November 1965, the Chairman and other members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) met alone with President Lyndon Johnson to express their concerns that an increasingly dangerous U.S. role in Vietnam would prove disastrous. The Korean War had […]

South Korea to Resume Landmine Removal

South Korea's military will launch another campaign to remove landmines near the inter-Korean border and southern radar sites this week, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said Tuesday.

US Intelligence Disproves Media Reports of Nuclear Weapons in Crimea

US media reports about alleged movement of Russian tactical nuclear weapons into Crimea are ungrounded, US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey told Congress.

US Government Classifies Term “America’s Battle Lab’ in War on Terror” in Pentagon Report

The Department of Defense, after consultation with the CIA, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Defense Intelligence Agency, has released via Mandatory Declassification Request an early Pentagon study of intelligence operations at Guantanamo (along with accompanying slide presentation). It is very heavily redacted, with whole pages blanked out. But even more, DoD and its [...]

Capitol Hill: Lawmakers Raise Serious Concerns About Obama's New AUMF

Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey all appeared on...

‘No Doubt’ Iran-Iraq Joint Forces Will Retake Tikrit from ISIL - Pentagon

Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey said that combination of Iraqi and Iranian military forces, dominated by Iranian-trained Shia militias, will likely succeed in their ongoing campaign to drive the Islamic State (ISIL) militants out of the Iraqi city of Tikrit.

Use of Force Against ISIL: Military and Diplomatic Efforts

Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey spoke today before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the President's request for authorization to use force against ISIL, or Daesh.

Iran Anti-ISIL Contribution Now ‘Positive’, US Worried About What's Next

Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey said that US military leadership views Iran’s contributions to the fight against the Islamic State (ISIL) in Iraq as generally positive, but remains concerned about future influence Iran may have in the region.

Dempsey: Iran-backed Iraqi Shiite militias could turn against U.S.

Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin Dempsey says Iran-backed Iraqi Shiite militias could turn against U.S. after defeating ISIS. Qassem Suleimani, the head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards elite the Quds Force, has been organizing Iraqi forces and has become the de facto leader of Iraqi Shiite militias that are […]

US May Send Troops to Support Iraq, Syrian Rebels Fight Islamic State

US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey said that the United States could send special operations forces to accompany Iraqis or the new Syrian forces in fight with the ISIL militants.

US Should Arm Ukraine Within NATO Alliance Context - General Dempsey

US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Martin Dempsey said that the United States should consider providing Ukraine with lethal defensive military aid in coordination with other NATO members.

Muslim American groups slam Pentagon essay contest honoring Saudi king

Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is sponsoring an essay competition at National Defense University as "a fitting tribute to the life and leadership" of the late King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, who died Jan....

Dempsey Sponsors Essay Competition to Honor Saudi King

By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2015 – The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has established a research and essay competition in honor of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Bin Abdul-Aziz hosted by the National Defense University. The king, who died Jan. Show More Summary

U.S. Military Command, Bereft of Its Senses, Sponsors Essay Contest To Pay Tribute To Dead Saudi Despot

Maybe we can't blame General Martin E. Dempsey, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He has seen erstwhile U.S. presidents suck up to the Saudi royal family in ways whose unprincipled excess might nauseate the average citizen. I think we all remember George W. Show More Summary

The HyPoCRiSY oF A NaTioN...

. Days after the death of Saudi King Abdullah, Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has created an essay contest to commemorate the monarch — a move blasted by critics of the Saudi ruler's abysmal human rights record. WB7 If you are wondering about the morality of a nation or the lack thereof...start at the very top.

The Pentagon Is Holding an Essay Contest to Honor Saudi Arabia's Brutal King. Here's Our Entry.

Shortly after Abdullah Bin Abdul-Aziz, the 90-year-old king of Saudi Arabia, died last Friday, the Pentagon and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, paid their respects by inviting college students to participate in a "research and essay competition" in the late monarch's honor. Show More Summary

"Boots On The Ground"? Obama To Seek Authorization For Military Force Against ISIS

Having unveiled his non-boots-on-the-ground strategy in September, President Obama's "promise" was quickly proved fragile when General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, indicated to the House of Representatives...Show More Summary

Republicans Retain Joint Tax Committee's Barthold (Unlike CBO's Elmendorf)

Bloomberg, Republicans Keep Tax-Bill Scorekeeper Picked Under Democrats: U.S. congressional Republicans will retain Thomas Barthold as chief of staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation, which estimates the cost of tax legislation. “Tom has been a strong, nonpartisan leader,” said a joint statement today from Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin...

Gen. Dempsey Foreshadows CENTCOM Hack On ‘Fox News Sunday’

3 months agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

Yesterday on “Fox News Sunday,” General Martin Dempsey seemed to foreshadow today’s cyber attack on the social media accounts of CENTCOM (U.S. military’s Central Command). Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told host Chris...Show More Summary

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