Gen. Martin Dempsey
Jan 17, 2014 — The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff talks with NPR about why it's often better to advise and assist than to get involved militarily. And he looks at the Pentagon's looming budget crisis.
Jan 14, 2014 — In an interview with NPR, Gen. Martin Dempsey, the nation's top military officer, said he never questioned that Obama "trusted me." In his controversial book, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Obama felt the military was trying to box him into decisions.
Sep 3, 2013 — During a hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the Obama administration began making its case for a military strike on Syria.
Jul 23, 2013 — Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has outlined the options and risks of U.S. military involvement in Syria. Read his letter to the chairman of the Senate's Armed Services Committee.
Aug 21, 2012 — Shrapnel from rockets fired at Bagram air field damaged the plane that had been set to fly the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff out of the country. Two maintenance workers were slightly injured. Gen. Martin Dempsey left on another aircraft.
Aug 20, 2012 — America's top general is in Afghanistan, in part to discuss how to stop the "green on blue" attacks that have left 10 U.S. military personnel dead in just the past two weeks. One step that's already been taken: Armed coalition soldiers are now watching their Afghan counterparts during missions.