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Body of senior uniformed leaders in the U. S. Department of Defense which advises the President on military matters

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Joint Chiefs of Staff: Body of senior uniformed leaders in the U. S. Department of Defense which advises the President on military matters
The Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) is a body of senior uniformed leaders in the United States Department of Defense which advises the president of the United States, the secretary of defense, the Homeland Security Council and the National Security Council on military matters. The composition of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is defined by statute and consists of the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS), vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (VCJCS), the military service chiefs from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force, and the chief of the National Guard Bureau, all appointed by the president following Senate confirmation. Each of the individual military service chiefs, outside their Joint Chiefs of Staff obligations, works directly for the secretary of the military department concerned, i.e., secretary of the Army, secretary of the Navy, and the secretary of the Air Force.

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Bannon's National Security Council spot is "radical departure" from history, McCain says

Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, says he is concerned about the "diminished" role of the Joint Chiefs of Staff following the Trump administration's reorganization of the National Security Council.
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Ret. Adm. James Winnefeld says basic training and maintenance is "stretched" on U.S. warships

National Security Advisor under President Obama Tom Donilon and the Former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and CBS News Military and Homeland Security Advisor Retired Admiral James "Sandy"..
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Syria situation still complex despite Baghdadi's death -U.S. officials [Video]Syria situation still complex despite Baghdadi's death -U.S. officials

U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff U.S. Army General Mark A. Milley briefed reporters at the Pentagon after President Trump announced that a U.S. military..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:55Published

Trump welcomes new military chief [Video]Trump welcomes new military chief

President Donald Trump welcomed his new Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, as it rained during a special ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Virginia Monday. Rough Cut (no reporter..

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In the rain, Pres. Trump welcomes new military chief [Video]In the rain, Pres. Trump welcomes new military chief

President Donald Trump welcomed his new Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, as it rained during a special ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Virginia Monday. Rough Cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:29Published

U.S. troops will be sent to Saudi Arabia -Pentagon [Video]U.S. troops will be sent to Saudi Arabia -Pentagon

U.S. President Donald Trump has approved sending American troops to bolster Saudi Arabia's air defenses after Saturday's attacks on the kingdom's oil facilities, which Washington has blamed on Iran,..

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Trump Shares Photo of ‘Wonderful’ Dog in ISIS Raid, but Not a Name

The dog “is still in theater, returned to duty,” said Gen. Mark A. Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. But the name is still classified.
NYTimes.com - Published

Top Pentagon officials on al-Baghdadi raid, Syria security

Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley briefed reporters Monday after the Special Forces operation resulting in the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr..
CBS News - Published

Top dog: Hero K9 of al-Baghdadi raid returns to duty after treatment (and presumably treats)

Army Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, refused to release the dog's name for security reasons.
USATODAY.com - Published

U.S. disposes of Baghdadi remains, will not release video: military

U.S. authorities have disposed of the remains of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and have no plans to release photos or videos of his death at this time, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs..
Reuters - Published

Pentagon briefs on Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi operation

Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley will brief the media after U.S. commandos in northwestern Syria killed the ISIS leader over the weekend
CBS News - Published

Mike Morell and Admiral James Winnefeld on "Face the Nation"

The following is a transcript of an interview with Former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Winnefeld and CBS News Senior National Security Contributor Mike Morell on "Face the..
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Experts on what the death of al-Baghdadi means for the fight against ISIS

Former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Winnefeld and CBS News Senior National Security Contributor Mike Morell discuss what comes next in Syria in light of the death of Abu Bakr..
CBS News - Published

Fallout from Trump's change in Syria policy "essentially irreversible," retired admiral says

The Trump administration is making its strongest push yet for a ceasefire in northern Syria. Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with the Turkish president in Ankara...
CBS News - Published

Head of Russian and U.S. General Staffs hold phone talks: Russian news agencies

Valery Gerasimov, the head of Russian's military general staff, on Monday conducted phone negotiations with U.S. Army General Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Russian news..
Reuters - Published

U.S. Defense Secretary participated in call between Trump and Erdogan: official

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley took part in a recent call between U.S. President Donald Trump and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, a..
Reuters - Published

Trump consulted with Pentagon ahead of northeast Syria troop withdrawal

U.S. President Donald Trump consulted with Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley "over the last several days" about a possible Turkish strike in Syria, a..
Reuters - Published

How Mark Milley, a General Who Mixes Bluntness and Banter, Became Trump’s Top Military Adviser

As the new chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark A. Milley must manage the most consequential professional relationship of his life, with President Trump.
NYTimes.com - Published

Senate confirms Hyten as vice chairman of Joint Chiefs

The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed General John Hyten to be the second-highest-ranking military official, despite an allegation he sexually assaulted a female officer under his command.
Reuters - Published

North Korea offers talks then launches more short-range projectiles

North Korea fired two unidentified projectiles on Tuesday morning, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said, hours after a senior diplomat announced Pyongyang would be willing to resume..
Reuters - Published

North Korea follows offer of talks with new projectile launches

North Korea fired two unidentified projectiles on Tuesday morning, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said, hours after a senior diplomat announced Pyongyang would be willing to resume..
Reuters - Published

North Korea fires two unidentified projectiles: South Korean military

North Korea fired two unidentified projectiles on Tuesday morning from South Pyongan province towards the east, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said.
Reuters - Published

Defense Secretary and Joint Chiefs chairman speak to reporters - live stream

Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Gen. Joseph Dunford are holding a joint news conference at the Pentagon
CBS News - Published

North Korea fires projectiles off east coast​, South Korea says

​South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said the launches were made from the North's northeastern Hamgyong province
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North Korea conducts new launches, threatens to take 'new road'

North Korea fired two unidentified projectiles from South Hwanghae province into the sea to the east early on Tuesday, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said, as North Korea's foreign ministry..
Reuters - Published

North Korean soldier defects across the DMZ, South Korea says

The South Korean military detained a North Korean soldier who crossed the heavily fortified demilitarized zone (DMZ) that separates the two countries, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JSC) said on..
Reuters - Published

Trump's pick for Joint Chiefs vice chair faces questions over assault allegations

President Trump's pick for vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General John Hyten, is publicly denying allegations of sexual assault from an army colonel. Hyten faced more than two hours of..
CBS News - Published

North Korean projectiles were ballistic missiles, flew about 250 km: South Korea

The unidentified projectiles launched by North Korea early on Wednesday were ballistic missiles that flew about 250 km (155 miles), South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said.
Reuters - Published

Martha McSally defends Gen. John Hysten amid sexual assault allegations

Gen. John Hysten has been nominated to be vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. But an allegation of sexual assault has cast a shadow over his confirmation. Sen. Martha McSally, a rape survivor,..
CBS News - Published

North Korea fires multiple unidentified projectiles early Wednesday: Yonhap

North Korea fired multiple unidentified projectiles early on Wednesday, the Yonhap news agency reported, citing the South Korean military's Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Reuters - Published

Sen. Martha McSally defends Gen. John Hyten

At Gen. John Hyten's confirmation hearing, Republican Senator Martha McSally, a survivor of military sexual assault, said Hyten was the right man for the job as vice chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
CBS News - Published

Gen. John Hyten denies allegations of sexual misconduct at confirmation hearing

At his confirmation hearing, Gen. John Hyten, President Trump's nominee for vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, categorically denied the sexual misconduct allegations against him, calling them..
CBS News - Published

‘I Have a Moral Responsibility to Come Forward’: Colonel Accuses Top Military Nominee of Assault

An Army colonel described being sexually assaulted in her hotel room at a defense forum by an Air Force general who is in line to be the next vice chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
NYTimes.com - Published

Bombs in Kabul kill at least 11 as U.S. steps up diplomacy in effort to end war

Three bombs rocked the Afghan capital of Kabul on Thursday, killing at least 11 people and wounding 45, officials said, as the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff met Afghan President Ashraf..
Reuters - Published

Bombs kill at least 11 in Afghan capital as U.S. general visits

Three bombs rocked the Afghan capital of Kabul on Thursday, killing at least 11 people and wounding 45, officials said, as the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff was meeting top U.S. and NATO..
Reuters - Published

Triple bombing rocks Afghan capital as top U.S. officials visit

At least 10 killed, dozens injured in explosions day after Joint Chiefs chairman came to "check the pulse" of the war
CBS News - Published

Joint Chiefs nominee cleared of sexual misconduct charges

Senior officer who accused Air Force Gen. John Hyten tells AP, "My life was ruined by this"; Hyten has been tapped to be Joint Chiefs vice chairman
CBS News - Published

Ret. Adm. Sandy Winnefeld says military alliances like NATO "are at risk"

On "Intelligence Matters" this week, the former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of staff talked with Michael Morell about the role of global alliances in the world and how they're being threatened --..
CBS News - Published

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