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July 8, 2017

Dunford Presents Silver Star to Family of Fallen Marine, Speaks of Trust

During an event marking the 100th anniversary of the 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff presented a posthumous Silver Star Medal to the family of a battalion member who was killed in Iraq in 2005.

June 14, 2017

Mattis, Dunford: 2018 Budget Will Continue Readiness Recovery

The addition of $21 billion to the fiscal year 2017 defense budget began the recovery from the readiness trough caused by sequestration spending cuts, but Congress must pass the fiscal 2018 request and repeal the Budget Control Act to continue those gains, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told a Senate subcommittee.

June 13, 2017

Dunford to Senate: Competitive Edge Requires Stable, Predictable Funding

The U.S. military's qualitative and quantitative competitive advantage over its foes is in jeopardy if Congress does not provide stable and predictable funding, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford said before the Senate Armed Services Committee.

June 12, 2017

Dunford Urges Congress to Protect U.S. Competitive Advantage

The U.S. military today is the most capable force in the world, but that can change, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said during a House Armed Services Committee hearing about the president's fiscal year 2018 defense budget request.

May 29, 2017

Trump Leads Nation’s Remembrance on Memorial Day

President Donald J. Trump honored the courage, devotion and sacrifice of fallen service members during a Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, where he also acknowledged the sacrifice of loved ones left behind.

May 17, 2017

NATO Military Chiefs Prepare Recommendations for Heads of Governments

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, met with NATO's chiefs of defense in Brussels to assess current and future work and to form recommendations for political leaders who will convene next week.

May 9, 2017

U.S. Officials Studying Force Size in Afghanistan, Dunford Says

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said no decisions on whether to increase U.S. forces in Afghanistan have been made yet.

April 26, 2017

Leaders Brief Congress on Review of North Korea Policy

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, briefed members of Congress at the White House on the review President Donald J. Trump ordered of U.S. policy toward North Korea.

April 5, 2017

Dunford: Iraqis, Coalition Have Adapted, Continue Attacking ISIS

Coalition forces continue to support Iraqi forces who are making progress as they take 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.

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