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Gen. Joseph Dunford: DoD’s Fiscal 2017 Budget Offers Path Forward on Readiness, Tech Programs

Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has said the Defense Department‘s $582.7 billion budget plan seeks to balance military investments to build high-end technologies, operational capacity and readiness, DoD News reported Thursday. Jim Garamone writes Dunford told the House Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee Thursday that sequestration has forced DoD to …

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US Military Leaders Set Strategies to Defeat Islamic State Group

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. have met with other military commanders to discuss strategies on how to conquer the Islamic State organization, DoD News reported Thursday. Terri Moon Cronk writes Carter, Dunford, U.S. Central Command head U.S. Army Gen. Lloyd Austin III and U.S. …

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Ashton Carter: Service Branches Open All Positions to Women From January

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said women who meet designated standards will be allowed to fill any military position or occupation by January 2016, DoD News reported Thursday. Cheryl Pellerin writes Carter made the announcement through a memorandum issued to military departments’ secretaries and service chiefs. “They’ll be allowed to drive tanks, fire mortars and …

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Nextgov: Fiscal 2016 Defense Bill Contains Cyber Screening Provision

A defense policy bill the Senate approved Tuesday contains a provision that would provide the Defense Department a $200 million budget to assess the susceptibility of every Internet-connected weapons system to cyber attacks, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Aliya Sternstein writes the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act would require Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman …

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Gen. Joseph Dunford Becomes 19th Joint Chiefs Chairman

Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, former commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, assumed the role of chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at a ceremony held Friday in Arlington, Virginia, the Washington Post reported. Missy Ryan writes Dunford took over the position from retired Army Gen. Martin Dempsey during a handover ceremony attended …

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