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Aug. 4, 2016

Dunford Emphasizes Close Relationship in Meeting With Israeli Counterpart

During a meeting at the Pentagon with his Israeli counterpart, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, highlighted the trust and bond between the U.S. and Israeli militaries.

Aug. 1, 2016

Dunford Visit to Turkey is First by Senior U.S. Official Since Coup Attempt

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford met with Turkey's prime minister and chief of defense in the capital city of Ankara just a little over two weeks after the failed coup attempt.

Aug. 1, 2016

Active-Duty Personnel Must Remain Apolitical, Nonpartisan, Dunford Says

Whoever becomes president of the United States needs to have trust and confidence that the military “is completely loyal and completely prepared to do what must be done,” the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

July 31, 2016

Iraqi Leaders Showing Confidence, Optimism in ISIL Fight, Dunford Says

The biggest change in Iraq is the sense of confidence and optimism that leaders have “that absolutely didn’t exist last fall,” Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford said after a full day of meeting with Iraqi, U.S. and other coalition leaders.

July 31, 2016

Calm Before Storm as Counter-ISIL Coalition Plans Mosul Offensive

Right now there is a tactical pause in Iraq, but not an operational pause, Operation Inherent Resolve officials said on background. The coalition is continuing its efforts to train and refit Iraqi forces in advance of a planned offensive in Mosul, Iraq.

July 25, 2016

Counter-ISIL Meetings Came At Critical Time, Carter Says

Defense Secretary Ash Carter said important initiatives to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant that evolved from last week’s counter-ISIL coalition meetings came at a critical time in light of recent events.

July 25, 2016

Dunford Lists Ways to Measure Counter-ISIL Success

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford said Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant territory, resources and foreign fighters are being charted during the fight against the terrorist group.

July 21, 2016

Dunford Says Aviation Brings 'Asymmetric Advantage' to Afghan Force

Five new MD-530 Cayuse Warrior helicopters were wheeled off a C-17 Globemaster III transport at Kabul International Airport, as Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford observed aircraft used by Afghan forces in the fight against the Taliban.

July 21, 2016

Dunford Says Aviation Brings 'Asymmetric Advantage' to Afghan Force

Five new MD-530 Cayuse Warrior helicopters were wheeled off a C-17 Globemaster III transport at Kabul International Airport, as Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford observed aircraft used by Afghan forces in the fight against the Taliban.

July 17, 2016

Chairman Expresses Concern Over Turkish Coup Attempt, Relief at Aftermath

Turkey is a close ally and important partner in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said as he expressed concern following the July 15 coup attempt there and relief that the Turkish army continued to respect civilian leadership.

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