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Aug. 15, 2017

U.S., Chinese Military Leaders Sign Agreement to Increase Communication

The top military leaders of the United States and China signed an agreement in Beijing that they said will improve communication between their militaries and reduce the chances of miscalculations.

Aug. 14, 2017

Dunford Arrives in China

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, arrived in Beijing to support Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s diplomatic and economic campaign to deter North Korea, while making his first visit to China as chairman.

Aug. 14, 2017

Dunford Meets With Korean Defense Leaders

A spokesman for the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford met with South Korea's defense minister and defense chief and affirmed the ironclad commitment of the U.S. to the alliance with South Korea.

Aug. 14, 2017

Dunford: U.S.-South Korean Alliance Ready to Defend Against North Korean Threat

The U.S.-South Korean alliance can defend South Korea, Pacific allies and the American homeland from nuclear and missile threats emanating from North Korea, two top American military officials said.

July 23, 2017

Chairman Emphasizes State Department's Importance to Defense

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff emphasized the importance of foreign policy to the military during remarks at the Aspen Security Forum.

July 23, 2017

U.S. Doesn’t Have Luxury of Choosing Challenges, Dunford Tells Aspen Crowd

Russia, North Korea, the fight against violent extremism and security in the Pacific are among the security challenges the United States faces concurrently, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said at a security forum.

July 13, 2017

Dunford Receives French Legion of Honor

French Chief of Defense Gen. Pierre de Villiers presented Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, with the Legion of Honor for Dunford’s dedication to improving the military-to-military relationship between the two nations.

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 15, 2017

Mattis, Dunford Describe Need for Increased, Stable DoD Budgets

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford defended the president’s fiscal year 2018 defense budget request on Capitol Hill during a hearing of the House Appropriations Defense subcommittee.

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.

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