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Pentagon releases video of U.S. air strikes against IS

Pentagon releases video of U.S. air strikes against IS

BAGHDAD, Aug. 22 (UPI) --The Pentagon reported Iraqi forces are making progress in their fight against the Islamic State (IS) and released a video showing U.S. air strike assistance.
Aileen Graef
Hagel: Islamic State 'beyond anything that we've seen' and an 'imminent threat'

Hagel: Islamic State 'beyond anything that we've seen' and an 'imminent threat'

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) --The terror group Islamic State "is beyond anything that we've seen" and poses an "imminent threat," U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said Thursday.
JC Finley
Senators divided over appropriate response to ISIS in Iraq

Senators divided over appropriate response to ISIS in Iraq

WASHINGTON, July 8 (UPI) --Senators came away from a classified briefing on the Pentagon's plans to deal with the takeover of Iraq by terrorists without many answers on the way forward.
Gabrielle Levy
Gen. Dempsey blames Iraqi leaders for poor choices that led to crisis

Gen. Dempsey blames Iraqi leaders for poor choices that led to crisis

WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) --Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, is frustrated by the situation in Iraq, and partly blames it on poor choices by Iraqi leadership.
JC Finley
Iraq seeking U.S. assistance to launch airstrikes against ISIS

Iraq seeking U.S. assistance to launch airstrikes against ISIS

BAGHDAD, June 18 (UPI) --The Iraqi government has requested U.S. assistance to launch airstrikes against Islamist militants who are fighting for control of key Iraqi cities.
JC Finley
Poll: Majority of Americans believe Bergdahl should be charged if he deserted

Poll: Majority of Americans believe Bergdahl should be charged if he deserted

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) --A new poll shows most Americans believe that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl should face criminal charges if he deserted his unit.
Aileen Graef
Susan Rice: Bergdahl deserves a chance to tell his side

Susan Rice: Bergdahl deserves a chance to tell his side

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France, June 6 (UPI) --National Security Advisor Susan Rice defended Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl saying he shouldn't be "tried in the court of public opinion."
Aileen Graef
Congress not told of Bergdahl swap because of Taliban threats

Congress not told of Bergdahl swap because of Taliban threats

WASHINGTON, June 5 (UPI) --The White House told Congress it chose not to notify them of its pending deal to swap Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl because of Taliban threats to Bergdahl's life.
Gabrielle Levy
Obama briefed on Olympic security

Obama briefed on Olympic security

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama was briefed Tuesday in the White House Situation Room about security at the Olympics and American cooperation with Russian authorities.
JC Finley

2 U.S. naval vessels headed to Black Sea for Sochi Olympics

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Two U.S. warships are being deployed to the Black Sea as backup security during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, officials said Saturday.
Obama gives military deadline on sexual assaults

Obama gives military deadline on sexual assaults

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- President Obama said Friday he expects the U.S. military to make substantial progress in curbing sexual assaults in the next year.

U.S. commander says North Korea can be 'decisively' defeated

SEOUL, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- The new commander of U.S. forces in South Korea said Wednesday he is certain North Korea could be "decisively" defeated in the event of an armed conflict.

S. Korea, U.S. sign new strategy to deal with N. Korean nuclear threat

SEOUL, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- South Korea and the United States Wednesday announced a new joint strategy to deal with nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction threats from North Korea.

U.S., South Korea plan timing for hiking Seoul's role in self defense

SEOUL, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Top U.S. and South Korean generals met Monday to plan a transition aimed at increasing Seoul's role in defending itself against the North, officials say.

Iran reportedly hacked into unclassified U.S. Navy computer system

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Iranian hackers breached an unclassified U.S. Navy computer system providing email and an intranet service, U.S. officials said Friday.
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Army Gen. Martin Dempsey testifies during his Senate Armed Services Committee nominee hearing to be chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Washington on July 26, 2011. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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General Martin E. Dempsey, USA (born March 14, 1952) is the 37th and current Chief of Staff of the Army. On May 30, 2011, General Dempsey was selected by President Barack Obama to become the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He is expected to succeed Admiral Mullen when his term ends on September 30, 2011. He previously served as Commanding General, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command from December 8, 2008 to April 11, 2011. Prior to that, he served as Acting Commander, U.S. Central Command from March 24, 2008 to October 30, 2008 and Deputy Commander, U.S. Central Command from August 2007 to Mar 23, 2008 and as Commanding General, Multi-National Security Transition Command - Iraq (MNSTC-I) from August 2005 to August 2007. He assumed his current assignment on April 11, 2011.

Dempsey attended John S. Burke Catholic High School in Goshen, New York and received a commission as an Armor officer upon graduation from the United States Military Academy in 1974. He went on to be the Executive Officer of the 3rd Brigade 3rd Armored Division during Operation Desert Shield/Storm. He then commanded the 4TH BATTALION of the 67TH ARMORED REGIMENT "BANDITS" from 1992-1995 in the 1st ARMORED DIVISION in Friedberg, Germany (Hessen).

In June 2003, then Brigadier General Dempsey assumed command of 1st Armored Division. He succeeded Lieutenant General Ricardo S. Sanchez who was promoted to command V Corps. Dempsey commanded 1st Armored Division until July 2005 including 13 months in Iraq from June 2003 to July 2004. While in Iraq, 1st Armored Division, in addition to its own brigades, had operational command over the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment and a brigade of the 82nd Airborne Division; the command, called "Task Force Iron" in recognition of the Division's nickname, "Old Ironsides", was the largest division-level command in the history of the United States Army.

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