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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’

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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

Chairman Of The Joint Chiefs: Close Gitmo

Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says the prison and Guantanamo Bay is “a psychological scar on our national values.” Dempsey says the facility at the U.S. Navy base in Cuba “does create a psychological scar on our national values. Whether it should or not, it does.” The U.S. has transferred of [...]

SHADES OF LBJ: Dempsey jokes about White House ‘micromanagement’ of Pentagon. Gen. Martin Dempse…

SHADES OF LBJ: Dempsey jokes about White House ‘micromanagement’ of Pentagon. Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was asked in an interview whether he feels his office is being “micromanaged” by the Obama administration, a volatile question that he answered by first jokingly referring his interviewer to the White House. […]

Joint Chiefs Chair: Time to Close Guantanamo

Count the Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman among those who believe it's in the national interest to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center. Gen. Martin Dempsey says the facility at the US Navy base in Cuba "does create a psychological scar on our national values. Whether it should or not,...

Pentagon: 3 Major ISIS Leaders Killed in Iraq

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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey speaks during a press conference in the Pentagon on May 10, 2012. Wikimedia Commons American forces have killed three high-ranking Islamic State leaders in Iraq in recent weeks, according to Gen. Show More Summary

The US Says 3 Senior ISIS Leaders Have Been Killed In Airstrikes In Iraq

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - US-led air strikes against ISIS in Iraq have killed three of the militant group's top leaders, the head of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff told the Wall Street Journal on Thursday. In an interview with the newspaper,...Show More Summary

A horror movie about privacy

Shortly before he retired as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, I asked Adm. Mike Mullen what he saw on the ceiling on nights...

Stuck in the Shadows at the Pentagon

Chuck Hagel was always being upstaged by the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The next secretary of defense will have to change that equation.

Should General Dempsey Resign?

Listening to Martin Dempsey speak over the past months, one might conclude that the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is uncomfortable waging war in Iraq under the White House banner of 'No Boots on the Ground.' Time and again this fall, Dempsey has said U.S. Show More Summary

Joint Doctrine: Counterterrorism, and Countering WMD

New military doctrine from the Joint Chiefs of Staff “narrows the definition of counterterrorism” to focus on activities designed to neutralize terrorist networks. It excludes actions to “counter root causes” of terrorism, which have now been removed from the definition. Show More Summary

Top US General: We Are 'Certainly Considering' Using Ground Troops In Iraq

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has told the House Armed Services Committee today that he would be open to sending a small number of US ground troops into Iraq in order to help retake the country's second largest city, which ISIS currently holds. Show More Summary

Top US General Dempsey: Israel Went to 'Extraordinary Lengths' to Protect Gaza Civilians

Defenders of Israel’s conduct of this summer’s war in Gaza got a significant boost Thursday when General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, endorsed Israeli policies and procedures saying that Israel went to “extraordinary lengths” to prevent civilian casualties. Show More Summary

Dempsey bucks Obama line by praising Israelis for Gaza tactics

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, went against the Obama administration's own line when he said Thursday that the Israeli military acted "responsibly" and went to “extraordinary lengths” to minimize Palestinian civilian casualties during Operation Protective Edge last summer

US general backs Israel on Gaza casualties

Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff says Israel went to "extraordinary lengths" to limit civilian deaths during Gaza war.

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