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Gen. Joseph Dunford Confirmed as Joint Chiefs Chairman

Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford received Senate confirmation Wednesday to become the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Defense News reported Wednesday. Leo Shane III writes he will succeed the retiring Army Gen. Martin Dempsey in September, according to the report. The 38-year Marine Corps veteran has served as commandant of the …

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Military Leaders, Senators Caution Against Another Budget Sequester

A group of military leaders and Senate Armed Services Committee members have given caution about the potential impact to Defense Department programs if sequestration is renewed, Defense News reported Wednesday. John Bennett writes that the concerns focus on the national defense strategy and the military’s capability to simultaneously execute multiple missions. “Despite …

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Joseph Dunford: Some US, Allied Troops Should Stay in Afghanistan

International Security Assistance Force Commander Gen. Joseph Dunford believes U.S. and allied forces must stay in Afghanistan after the NATO combat mission ends in 2014, he told the New York Times in an article published July 29. Dunford told reporter Matthew Rosenberg U.S. special operations forces would be needed in …

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Joseph Dunford Starts US Afghan Forces Command Post

Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford officially took command of NATO and U.S. forces in Afghanistan at a Sunday ceremony in Kabul, American Forces Press Service reports. Dunford succeeds Marine Corps Gen. John Allen, who was nominated in October 2012 as NATO supreme allied commander and commander of U.S. European Command. …

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US Afghan Commander John Allen Nominated to Head NATO, EUCOM

Marine Corps Gen. John Allen, commander of international coalition forces in Afghanistan, has been nominated NATO’s supreme allied commander and commander of U.S. European Command, Stars and Stripes reports. According to John Vandiver’s report, Allen would take over NATO and EUCOM in the spring, pending confirmation from the Senate. The …

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