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Fight against Islamic State will be 'long-term,' Obama tells coalition military chiefs

Fight against Islamic State will be 'long-term,' Obama tells coalition military chiefs

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 (UPI) --U.S. President Barack Obama acknowledged to a gathering of foreign military chiefs that coalition efforts to combat the Islamic State will be "long-term."
JC Finley
Kerry: No U.S. ground troops in fighting Islamic State

Kerry: No U.S. ground troops in fighting Islamic State

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) --Secretary of State John Kerry stressed to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Wednesday no ground troops in Iraq and Syria will be sent into combat.
Ed Adamczyk
Obama: I will not commit to another ground war in Iraq

Obama: I will not commit to another ground war in Iraq

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 17 (UPI) --President Barack Obama said Wednesday he would not commit America to another ground war in Iraq.
JC Finley
New Islamic State video threatens U.S. with 'Flames of War'

New Islamic State video threatens U.S. with 'Flames of War'

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) --The Islamic State (IS) released a video threatening U.S. President Barack Obama and the U.S. with impending war.
Aileen Graef
Hagel tells Senate: 'We are at war with ISIL'

Hagel tells Senate: 'We are at war with ISIL'

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (UPI) --Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey told the Senate on Tuesday that, if necessary, he would recommend U.S. troops fight alongside Iraqis.
JC Finley
U.S. to send 3,000 military personnel to combat Ebola

U.S. to send 3,000 military personnel to combat Ebola

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (UPI) --U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to announce the deployment of 3,000 troops to West Africa Tuesday to fight the rapidly spreading Ebola outbreak.
Aileen Graef
9/11 anniversary services will be mostly private

9/11 anniversary services will be mostly private

NEW YORK, Sept. 10 (UPI) --The services commemorating the anniversary of Sept. 11 will be private this year, but the memorials will be open to the public most of the day.
Aileen Graef
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
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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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