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General Martin Dempsey

Republican Debate Shows Delusional Sabre-Rattling Foreign Policy

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 08.10.2015 | Politics
Anhvinh Doanvo

The Republican Party doesn't seem to understand the fact that threats to the United States originate from the actions of human beings. These human beings resort to violence when they are marginalized by society to the point where they believe that the only way to better their country is to work around the democratic system through violence.

Joint Chiefs Chairman Calls For Guantanamo Closure, Calling It A 'Psychological Scar'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics

On the 13th anniversary of the United States' military prison on the island of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs...

Top U.S. Military Leader Visits Iraq For First Time Since ISIS Airstrikes Began

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI & LOLITA BALDOR | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics

HAMZA HENDAWI & LOLITA BALDOR, Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) — America's top military leader arrived in Iraq on Saturday on a previously unannoun...

4,486 American Soldiers Have Died in Iraq. President Obama Is Continuing a Pointless and Deadly Quagmire.

H. A. Goodman | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

We've already spent over ten years in Iraq and "terror" hasn't been destroyed. To pretend that another group won't replace ISIL once ISIL is defeated, through another decade of war in Iraq, perhaps, is simply playing a dangerous game of semantics.

Martin Dempsey: NSA Leaks Will Cost Billions

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. military officer says it will take two years of study and billions of dollars to overcome the loss of security to mil...

Top General Lays Out U.S. Options In Syria

Agence France Presse | | Posted 09.21.2013 | World

The top US general has informed Congress of options for military intervention in Syria, but stressed that the decision of whether to go to war was one...

In Syria, America's National Interests Do Not Coincide With Israel's

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 07.06.2013 | World
Sarwar Kashmeri

There is no compelling national interest that requires American intervention in Syria's civil war. In fact, such an intervention would be a strategic error.

U.S. Military Chief: 'The Best Way To Avoid War Is To Prepare For It'

AP | Posted 06.25.2013 | World

TOKYO — The top U.S. military officer told American troops based in Japan on Thursday that "the best way to avoid war is to prepare for it." Ge...

Joint Chiefs Chairman Visits Afghanistan To Assess US Withdrawal

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 06.05.2013 | World

BAGRAM, Afghanistan — A weekend visit to Afghanistan by the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is aimed at assessing the type and level of ad...

U.S. Top General In Israel To Oversee Military Drills

AP | Posted 10.28.2012 | World

JERUSALEM -- The American military chief is in Israel to observe the largest armed forces drill between the two countries. Gen. Martin Dempsey, chair...

U.S. General Blasts Afghan Insider Attacks

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 09.16.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- The persistent problem of rogue Afghan soldiers and police turning their guns on U.S. and allied troops is a "very serious threat" to th...

Afghan Militants Damage Top General's Plane

AP | KAY JOHNSON | Posted 10.21.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — An insurgent rocket attack damaged the plane of the top U.S. general as it sat parked at a coalition base in Afghanistan on...

Top U.S. General In Afghanistan To Discuss Attacks

AP | HEIDI VOGT | Posted 10.20.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The U.S. military's top general met with American, coalition and local officials in Afghanistan on Monday to try to stop a ...

A Woman Heading the Secret Service?

Lori Handrahan | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics
Lori Handrahan

It's time we appoint a woman to run the Secret Service, ending the boys-will-be-boys attitude around sexual abuse and exploitation that feeds organized crime.

Senate Confirms Army General To Head Joint Chiefs Of Staff

AP | Posted 10.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted Tuesday to approve President Barack Obama's nomination of Army Gen. Martin Dempsey to be the next chairman of the Joint...