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May 10, 2018

Fiscal ’19 Budget Request Will Restore U.S. Military, Dunford Says

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff assured a Senate Appropriations Committee panel that the U.S. military retains a competitive advantage over any potential adversary.

April 25, 2018

Mattis Asks House Committee to Build on Recent DoD Successes

All of the Defense Department’s policies, expenditures and training must contribute to the lethality of the military, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told the House Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee, which he thanked for its efforts to provide the funding needed to face the threats of the new age.

April 12, 2018

Budget Allows Forces to Restore Competitive Edge, DoD Leaders Tell House

The budget agreement hammered out in Congress will allow the U.S. military to restore its competitive edge during a time of renewed great power competition, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said.

April 2, 2018

North Carolina Youth Gets Special Pentagon Visit

A North Carolina teenager and his family visited the Pentagon and met several Defense Department leaders at the invitation of the senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

March 23, 2018

Dunford Encouraged by Afghan, Coalition Efforts in Afghanistan

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, completed an extensive visit to Afghanistan, and leaves encouraged by the Afghan and coalition military potential in the country.

March 22, 2018

Nicholson Says Situation in Afghanistan Has Fundamentally Changed

The South Asia Strategy fundamentally changed the situation in Afghanistan, and the Resolute Support mission commander believes it may provide the key for reconciliation and peace in the country.

March 21, 2018

Chairman Expresses Enthusiasm About Military Dimension in Afghanistan

The hard work of Afghan and coalition personnel in the train, advise, assist strategy is already paying off, and Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said he is encouraged by the progress he's seen while in Afghanistan.

March 20, 2018

Officials Note Progress in Afghanistan, Difficulty for Taliban

There is never going to be a better time for the Taliban to start talking with the Afghan government about peace, a Resolute Support official said in Afghanistan during a visit from the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Feb. 9, 2018

America’s History, Future Integral to Pacific, Dunford Says

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, wrapped up a trip that took him to Wake Island, Australia, Thailand, Guam and Hawaii, where he visited the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor.

Feb. 6, 2018

Dunford Re-Energizing Military-to-Military Relations With Thailand

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff will seek to expand military-to-military contacts with Thailand when he meets with the nation’s defense chief, the defense minister and the prime minister in Bangkok.

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