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US Joint Chiefs chairman meets with Taliban on peace talks

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KABUL, Afghanistan — The top U.S. general held unannounced talks with Taliban peace negotiators in the Persian Gulf to urge a reduction in violence across Afghanistan, even as senior American officials in Kabul warned that stepped-up Taliban attacks endanger the militant group’s nascent peace negotiations with the Afghan government. Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman […]

US Joint Chiefs chairman meets with Taliban on peace talks

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KABUL, Afghanistan — The top U.S. general held unannounced talks with Taliban peace negotiators in the Persian Gulf to urge a reduction in violence across Afghanistan, even as senior American officials in Kabul warned that stepped-up Taliban attacks endanger the militant group’s nascent peace negotiations with the Afghan government. Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman […]

Joint Base San Antonio identifies airman, soldier found dead in separate incidents

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Joint Base San Antonio in Texas on Tuesday identified two service members who were found dead there in two separate incidents last week. Spc. Brittany Harris, a 35-year-old Army combat medic-in-training, died at about 7 a.m. on Nov. 25 at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, the base said. Harris joined the Army in August, and was assigned […]

Joint Chiefs chairman says permanent basing overseas needs reconsideration

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The military’s top officer, and the president’s senior military adviser, is joining a growing chorus of senior defense officials who have questioned the need for permanently stationing troops around the world. Army Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, shared concerns on Thursday that the post-World War II/Cold War-era model of sending […]

NATO stands up Joint Force Command Norfolk to boost readiness in the Atlantic

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After reaching initial operational capability, Joint Force Command Norfolk was stood up on Thursday — becoming the only operational NATO command on the North American continent. The joint multi-national operational command, based out of Norfolk, Virginia, is designed to reinforce NATO readiness in the Atlantic with its “extensive maritime expertise,” and bolster communications between Europe […]

‘The walk’ thrust Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Milley reluctantly into spotlight

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WASHINGTON (AP) — In his first eight months as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley carefully crafted a low-key public profile. He knew that splashy and sassy were unlikely to endear him to his boss, President Donald Trump. Then “the walk” happened. Milley, in his camouflage battle dress uniform, strolled with […]

Two-star on Joint Staff was quietly removed in January amid Army investigation

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An Army two-star general working for the Joint Staff was quietly removed in early January due to a law enforcement investigation that resulted in three assault charges, all of which were dismissed this month. Maj. Gen. Joseph E. Whitlock was accused of domestic abuse and conduct unbecoming an officer, an attorney for the general confirmed. […]

‘The walk’ thrust Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Milley reluctantly into spotlight

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WASHINGTON (AP) — In his first eight months as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley carefully crafted a low-key public profile. He knew that splashy and sassy were unlikely to endear him to his boss, President Donald Trump. Then “the walk” happened. Milley, in his camouflage battle dress uniform, strolled with […]

Former Joint Chiefs chairman blasts Trump and the portent of US troops on American streets

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Retired U.S. Navy admiral and former Joint Chiefs Chairman Mike Mullen spoke out Tuesday against the use of the National Guard and other personnel to clear protesters from outside the White House on Monday night before President Donald Trump walked over to the damaged St. John’s Church and held up a Bible for the cameras. […]

Former Joint Chiefs chairman blasts Trump and the portent of US troops on American streets

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Retired U.S. Navy admiral and former Joint Chiefs Chairman Mike Mullen spoke out Tuesday against the use of the National Guard and other personnel to clear protesters from outside the White House on Monday night before President Donald Trump walked over to the damaged St. John’s Church and held up a Bible for the cameras. […]