Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Martin Dempsey

Dempsey Again Confirmed as Joint Chiefs Chairman

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey

The U.S. Senate has confirmed U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey for a second two-year term as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman. The Senate approved the general's nomination Thursday as part of a package of nominees approved by voice vote before senators began their monthlong August recess, The Hill reported. The Senate also approved ... more

DoD Considers Publicizing Generals Ethics Review

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey

The recent spate of misconduct in the top ranks has put pressure on Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Martin Dempsey to crack down on the runaway egos among flag and general officers and go public with his recommendations for getting his senior leadership back in line. Dempsey completed a lengthy review on the ethics of the leadership in Februa... more

Ethics Review Looks at Perks for Top Brass

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The military has begun taking a hard look at the large staffs and personal assistants  afforded to senior leaders as part of an ethics review for general and flag officers ordered up after a series of scandals, Pentagon officials said Friday. The review by Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has come up with initial... more

Dempsey: Military Policy Faces Challenges in an Era Without Secrets

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey

WASHINGTON -- The chasm between the U.S. military and the country's civilian population has grown so wide as to appear unbridgeable. But in the realm of cable news and social media, where decisions on national security are parsed without pause, the gap has vanished -- at least from the vantage point of the nation's top military official. "Almos... more

US Surveillance Planes Reportedly Fly Over Syria

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KABUL, Afghanistan — The U.S. has begun surveillance flights over Syria after President Barack Obama gave the OK, U.S. officials said, a move that could pave the way for airstrikes against Islamic State militant targets there. While the White House says Obama has not approved military action inside Syria, additional intelligence on the militant... more

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