Business

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.

Business

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.

Business

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.

Business

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.

Business

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.

Business

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.

Policy

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.

Policy

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.

Policy

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.

Threats

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

Policy

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

Ideas

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

Policy

Obama Picks Dunford as Next Marine Corps Commandant

The question now is who will replace Gen. Joseph Dunford as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan to oversee the end of the war? By Ben Watson

Threats

U.S. ‘Not on a Path‘ To Help Syrian Rebels Win, Says Dempsey

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey outlines three things the rebels need to defeat Assad and secure Syria – none of which the U.S. is providing. By Kevin Baron

Ideas

Dempsey Wants to ‘Rebalance the Use of Military Power'

The U.S. military needs to do less foreign fighting and more foreign training, says Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey in an exclusive interview. By James Kitfield

Ideas

Odierno: Ukraine Shows Us ‘You Never Know What’s Around the Corner’

In an exclusive interview with Defense One, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno talks about the future of the Army and the threats posed by an unstable world. By James Kitfield

Business

Air Force Chief Explains Why He’s Retiring the A-10s

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh, a former A-10 pilot, says after much debate, sequestration forced him to only one conclusion: Cut the A-10 fleet. By Stephanie Gaskell

Threats

Dempsey Reassures NATO Allies on Ukraine

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs says he’s prepared to back up NATO militarily if things escalate in Ukraine. By Ben Watson

Threats

Karzai Blasts Dempsey Over ‘Zero Option’ Remarks

Afghan President Hamid Karzai says Gen. Martin Dempsey’s comments are just ‘intimidation’ to get him to sign the troop deal. By Stephanie Gaskell

Ideas

Dempsey’s Message on Women in Combat: Trust Transcends Gender

One year ago this month, the military repealed the combat exclusion for women. Here’s my message. By Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey

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