Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, racked up some frequent flier miles recently as he traveled from New York City to speak for the first time at the United Nations and then on to Vatican City to tour St. Peter’s Basilica. While there, he spoke to members of the U.S. Military Seminary program.
The Defense Department is looking at changing the roles of the combatant commands and Joint Chiefs of Staff .
Gen. Paul Selva, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said DoD must accept more risk in its funding of new technologies. Topics of interest include big data and energy production and storage.
Gen. Joseph Dunford, the new chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. says he plans to do his part to respond to congressional criticism over ballooning bureaucracies at the Pentagon.
The Senate has confirmed Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Air Force Gen. Paul Selva will be the new vice chairman. It’s the first time in 32 years all members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff are turning over within a year. Nora Bensahel is a distinguished scholar in residence at American University’s School of International Service, and a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council. She tells In Depth with Francis Rose about her recommended reading list for the incoming Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford will be the new chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He’ll begin his term October first when the current chairman — Army Gen. Martin Dempsey — retires. Retired Air Force Gen. Richard Myers was chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 2001 to 2005. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the challenges he walked into on his first day as chairman and how they might compare to what Dunford has on his plate.
Gen. Martin Dempsey releases a new National Military Strategy as one of the last major actions of his term as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Dempsey said the strategy addresses the factors that are driving massive change in the military environment. Michael Vlahos is professor at the Johns Hopkins University Global Security Studies Program, and was recently a professor at the U.S. Naval War College. Retired U.S. Navy Capt. Jerry Hendrix is the director of the Defense Strategies and Assessments Program at the Center for a New American Security and former director of the Naval History and Heritage Command. They tell In Depth with Francis Rose about document’s impact and Hendrix explains what makes it different from other strategy documents
The Joint Chiefs of Staff added their own recommendations on military retirement reform and sent them to Defense Secretary Ash Carter. Most of their recommendations are similar to proposals in both the House and Senate National Defense Authorization Acts. But the recommendations from the chiefs may throw a wrinkle into the congressional debate. Todd Harrison, a senior fellow for defense studies at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, tells In Depth with Francis Rose what the Joint Chiefs are proposing.
Military leaders up to and including the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff say cyber attacks by a sophisticated nation state are near the top of the list of things they worry about. From that point of view, a new Pentagon report has to make them worry a bit more. It finds that far too many of DoD’s own networks aren’t up to the challenge of defending against amateur cyber attackers. On In Depth with Francis Rose, Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu talks about it as part of this week’s edition of Inside the Reporter’s Notebook.