Joint Chiefs

Dunford: New Pentagon Staff Needed to Meet Transregional Threats

Today’s system of regional combatant commanders is ill-suited for broader challenges, Joint Chiefs chair says.

‘I Don’t Know What The Debate Is,’ Army's Top Officer Says of Women

As Defense Secretary Carter orders senior military leaders to quiet down about women in combat decision deadline, Gen. Mark Milley had one more thing to say.

US Army’s New Chief Sets Three Goals

Readiness, modernizing the force, and taking care of soldiers — and that means more time practicing complex scenarios.

Carter Crafts Close Team of Chiefs to Finish Out Obama Years

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter’s team is finally coming together, but they don’t have much time to accomplish several ambitious projects.

Russia, Not ISIS, Greatest Threat to US, General Says

Some senators seemed surprised when Gen. Paul Selva called the nuclear-armed former superpower a bigger threat than Islamic State militants who drive captured Humvees.

Pentagon Reconsidering Total F-35 Buy, Dunford Says

Gen. Joseph Dunford, the nominee for chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said he’s willing to rethink the acquisition plan for the most expensive weapons program ever.

Neller Tapped as Marine Corps Commandant

Lt. Gen. Robert Neller now awaits Senate confirmation as the latest addition to the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Defense Secretary Ashton Carter’s national security team at the Pentagon.

Obama Nominates Former Afghanistan War Deputy To Lead Army

Gen. Mark Milley would inherit an Army still transitioning from big budget wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to a much more complex mix of military threats — and needs — around the globe.

Obama Nominates Nuclear Chief To Head Navy

Adm. John Richardson, a submariner, would become the first head of the Navy’s nuclear-propulsion shop to rise to chief of naval operations.

The Man Under the Flattop: Who is Paul Selva?

Two key military assignments helped position Air Force Gen. Paul Selva to become the next Vice Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff — and perhaps, eventually, the chairman.

Marine Commandant, Air Force Cargo Pilot Tapped to Lead Pentagon

A former commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan and the head of Transportation Command will be Obama’s picks to lead the military during a time of swelling threats, widened missions, and budget uncertainty.

Pacific Command’s Adm. Locklear Shortlisted for Joint Chiefs Chairman

PACOM commander Adm. Samuel Locklear asked to delay retirement so Carter can consider him for chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Dempsey Says It’s Time To 'Absolutely Consider' Arming Ukraine

For the first time, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey says the U.S. should consider giving lethal aid to Ukraine.

Joint Chiefs Warn Against Sequestration, Again

Like a tragic Greek chorus, the Joint Chiefs again warned of the dire consequences of sequestration, although Congress is unlikely to act.

What Dempsey Wants In New War Powers To Fight ISIS

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey said the Pentagon should not be constrained by time or geography in its long struggle with Islamic extremism. By Micah Zenko

GOP Senators Come Out Swinging on Guantanamo

Joint Chiefs Chairman Dempsey says closing Guantanamo is in the national interest. McCain says his positions are 'wrong' and 'ridiculous.' By Molly O’Toole

General Dempsey on How Americans Can Serve Together With Veterans

It’s time to move beyond yellow ribbons and welcome home ceremonies to a deeper understanding of those who have volunteered to wear the uniform. By Gen. Martin Dempsey