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Oct. 24, 2017

Dunford: Battle Against Violent Extremism at Inflection Point

The conflict against extremist organizations is at an inflection point, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said, while hosting defense chiefs from 73 coalition nations to discuss the ongoing conflict against violent extremism worldwide at Fort Belvoir, Va.

Oct. 3, 2017

Dunford: New Operational Construct in Afghanistan Should Break Stalemate

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the new South Asia strategy should break the stalemate in Afghanistan and make the United States, its allies and its partners more secure.

Aug. 21, 2017

President Unveils New Afghanistan, South Asia Strategy

President Donald J. Trump unveiled a new strategy that encompasses Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and South Asia during an address to the nation at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va.

May 29, 2017

Trump Leads Nation’s Remembrance on Memorial Day

President Donald J. Trump, along with his top defense leaders, paid the nation’s respects to those lost in war during Memorial Day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery.

April 5, 2017

Dunford: Iraqis, Coalition Have Adapted, Continue Attacking ISIS

Iraqi and coalition forces will learn from the civilian casualty incident of March 17 and continue to support Iraqi forces taking the fight to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in Mosul, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

April 4, 2017

Dunford, Kushner Visit U.S., Iraqi Forces Near Mosul

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and Jared Kushner, senior advisor to President Donald J. Trump, received briefings from American and Iraqi service members during a visit to a base 10 miles from the front line in Mosul.

March 7, 2017

Dunford Discusses Syria With Turkish, Russian Counterparts

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is meeting in Antalya, Turkey, with his Russian and Turkish counterparts to discuss the situation in northern Syria. Joint Staff officials say they are looking to enhance communications and deconflict military operations.

Dec. 25, 2016

USO Troupe Visits Base Near Frontline of ISIL Fight

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, led a USO troupe of notable performers to an airfield in Iraq, that ISIL held not long ago, for a Christmas concert before the troops.

Dec. 3, 2016

U.S. Military Capabilities Must Be Changed for Future, Dunford Says

If the United States develops the capabilities needed to confront Russia, China, North Korea, Iran and violent extremism, the military will be well set for the future, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said today at the Reagan National Defense Forum.

Nov. 7, 2016

Dunford Arrives in Riyadh for Talks With Saudi Leaders

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford is scheduled to meet with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud and Crown Prince Muhammad bin Nayef for national security meetings.