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#GenDunford on #DDay75: "On the 75th anniversary of the #Normandy Landings, we express our utmost gratitude to our Nation’s World War II veterans. Their unwavering dedication and devotion to our country and our way of life cannot be overstated. (1/4)
As we remember their sacrifices on the beaches of Northern France, we are reminded of a simple adage: ‘Weapons of war come and go, but the great constant is the people.’ (2/4) #DDay75thAnniversary
They answered the world’s call for help without hesitation or indecision in the midst of great peril to themselves and their fellow service members. Without their immeasurable sacrifices, this experiment we call democracy would no longer exist. (3/4) #HonorThem
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#LIVE: #GenDunford speaks with @MichaelEOHanlon @BrookingsInst on the current national security landscape, the state of our #JointForce, and key defense choices for the future.…
#GenDunford on the importance of mil-mil dialogue with his #Russian counterpart: "We have agreed to have an open dialogue to manage crises and miscalculation and to not politicize our relationship."
#GenDunford on the @NATO alliance over his tenure: The focus has been on deterrence as well as assurance in defense investments through the European Deterrence Initiative, which has improved deterrence and the cohesion of the alliance. #WeAreNATO
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THREAD: #GenDunford on #MemorialDay: "We pause to honor the more than 1M Americans who have given the last full measure of devotion in service to our Nation...They were people who understood what we have in our country is worth fighting for." 1/3 ImageImageImage
"As we mark #DDay75, we're particularly mindful of the more than 4,000 Americans who died on 6 Jun 1944. Since then, we've lost over 100,000 other brave Americans. These statistics are compelling but don't begin to capture the enormity of the sacrifice." 2/3 Image
"These statistics represent sons & daughters, brothers & sisters, good friends....children who grew up without their mothers & fathers...lives shattered, hopes & dreams never realized...Thank you for remembering how our men & women lived." 3/3
#HonortheFallen #MemorialDay ImageImage
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THREAD: Statement by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff #GenDunford on #Syria Troop Numbers: A claim reported this evening by a major U.S. newspaper that the U.S. military is developing plans to keep nearly 1,000 U.S. troops in Syria is factually incorrect. (1/3)
There has been no change to the plan announced in February and we continue to implement the President's direction to draw down U.S. forces to a residual presence. (2/3)
Further, we continue to conduct detailed military planning with the Turkish General Staff to address Turkish security concerns along the #Turkey-#Syria border. Full statement: (3/3)
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THREAD from #GenSelva: “Today I had the privilege to speak via phone with some extraordinary men and women who are on duty protecting this nation at Minot, Malmstrom and F.E. Warren @usairforce bases...

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They represent the thousands of missile crews, defenders, maintainers & others who stand ready & alert 24/7 as America's nuclear force. They are among the very best our nation has to offer & we owe them an incredible debt of gratitude for their service & sacrifice...(File 📸) Image
On behalf of Chairman #GenDunford and the Joint Chiefs of Staff, thank you to all who serve as part of the nuclear force. We wish you all the best for the New Year!"

#HappyNewYear2019 #nucleardeterrence

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His efforts throughout a long career of public service touched each of us in many ways, but none were more inspiring and impactful than his contributions to the defense of our nation. From being the @USNavy’s youngest pilot in the early days of World War II... Image serving as Commander in Chief in the last days of the Cold War and through Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, President @GeorgeHWBush’s five decades of defending the American people and American principles have few rivals in our history... Image
“On behalf of U.S. military forces everywhere, we salute President @GeorgeHWBush and his incredible legacy of leadership and service to our nation.”

Read #GenDunford’s full statement:… Image
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Watch #LIVE coverage of the @USNavy's commissioning of the #USSThomasHudner and stay tuned for remarks from #GenDunford on his legacy of service. ⬇️
#GenDunford: I'm here as the son of a #Marine who was on the ground fighting in the Chosin Reservoir. On 4 Dec 1950, Ensign Brown and Lieutenant Hudner were supporting my father and his fellow Marines. #USSThomasHudner @USNavy Image
#GenDunford: I first met him in the late 1980s...someone pointed him out and then gave me his background. I went over hoping to shake the hand of a true American hero. In that initial engagement, I was struck by Captain Thomas Hudner's courtesy and his humility #USSThomasHudner Image
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Tune in #live at 8:15 a.m. ET to hear #GenDunford's remarks at the @HFXforum on the U.S. military's role in addressing international security challenges alongside our allies and partners:
#GenDunford on the National Defense Strategy: Today our #military can defend the homeland and meet our alliance commitments. The NDS articulates what is necessary to maintain our competitive advantage into the future in terms of resourcing and technology investment. #HISF2018
#GenDunford: I'm never complacent about the pace of technological change. It's incumbent upon us to invest in capability development. It's a combination of ideas and technology to remain competitive against #China and #Russia. #HISF2018
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Tune in tonight at 6 PM ET to watch #GenDunford field questions #live from @DukeU students on national security and his role in the @DeptofDefense:
#GenDunford on the @DeptofDefense National Defense Strategy and our sources of strength: Our network of allies and partners built up since WW2, our ability to project power when and where necessary, and our ability to move across all domains: sea, land, air and #cyberspace.
#GenDunford on #Russia and #China and how things have changed since the 1990s: We have two states now who can challenge our ability to project power and challenge us in all five domains: sea, land, air, space and #cyber.
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#GenDunford just arrived in #Poland to meet with #NATOCHoDs for the #NATOMC. Learn more about the origins of the @NATO alliance and stay tuned for more coverage of #GenDunfordTravels.
Gen. Dunford attended the #NATOMC welcome ceremony with fellow #NATOCHoDs in #Warsaw Poland 🇵🇱 today.

Learn more about the conference:…

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#GenDunford met with his @Poland_MOD counterpart and Minister @mblaszczak yesterday during the #NATOMC.

The U.S. and #Poland share a strong defense relationship which benefits the security of Europe at large. Here's the full readout. 🇺🇸🇵🇱 ImageImageImageImage
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#GenDunford made an unannounced visit to #Afghanistan 🇦🇫 today with #SecDef Mattis to meet with the new @ResoluteSupport commander, @NATO coalition and partner forces as well as President @ashrafghani.

#GenDunfordTravels #ForAfghanistan #41Nations4Peace ImageImageImageImage
While in #Afghanistan, #GenDunford attended a @ResoluteSupport memorial service to #honorthefallen who were killed last week.

Yesterday’s memorial service honored Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy Bolyard of the @USArmy 1st SFAB: #HonortheFallen
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THREAD: #GenDunford met today with Chief of the @Hellenic_MOD Adm. Evangelos Apostolakis in Athens, #Greece.

As @NATO allies, the 🇺🇸 and 🇬🇷 enjoy a long-standing friendship & partnership rooted in our shared democratic values & strong cultural ties.

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Both discussed mutual items of interest & the security environment in the Mediterranean region. #GenDunford thanked his 🇬🇷 counterpart for #Greece's strong support in hosting U.S. military forces in Souda Bay & for exploring other possibilities to expand bilateral cooperation. ImageImage
#ICYMI, here's the full readout from #GenDunford's meeting with his Greek counterpart, Adm. Evangelos Apostolakis:

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Hear #GenDunford’s message on this solemn day of remembrance in honor of those who gave their last full measure for a country worth fighting for. 🇺🇸 #MemorialDay #HonorThem

You’ll find it at the 30:50 mark in the broadcast below.
“Let us renew our commitment to honor their sacrifice & follow their example. Let us resolve to never forget those who gave their lives so we may raise our children in peace...Let us honor the families they left behind for whom every day is #MemorialDay.” #GenDunford Image
.@POTUS, @DeptofDefense Secretary James N. Mattis and #GenDunford came together @ArlingtonNatl in solemn remembrance of our nation's fallen heroes and the Gold Star families left behind.

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#GenDunford attended the 179th Military Committee in Chiefs of Defense Session at the new @NATO HQ this week.

Watch the wrap up press conference with @CMC_NATO, @SHAPE_NATO and @NATO_ACT: ImageImageImageImage
Watch the Q/A portion with @CMC_NATO, @SHAPE_NATO and @NATO_ACT here: Image
Here’s a recap from yesterday’s @NATO press conference following the #MCCS with #NATOCHODs:…
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#GenDunford met with @DefenseIntel Director #USArmy Lt. Gen. Robert P. Ashley yesterday before addressing the DIA workforce. ImageImageImageImage
#DYK that @DefenseIntel provides critical research to the Joint Staff to help inform @DeptofDefense investment decisions for the #JointForce?

#KnowYourMil: Image
During his remarks, #GenDunford thanked the @DefenseIntel workforce for their critical intelligence analysis and for the support he’s received throughout his career.

He noted that for the past 20 years, he’s started his day reading something produced by DIA. Image
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Watch #GenDunford’s opening statement to the #HASC on the current @DeptofDefense security posture and proposed FY19 #budget.
"I want to begin by assuring you that the U.S. military has a competitive advantage over any potential adversary today. I am confident we can defend the homeland, meet our alliance commitments, and prevail in any conflict." -#GenDunford to the #HASC Image
#GenDunford to #HASC: “Defending our homeland, our allies, and advancing our interests...requires us to maintain a balanced inventory of ready, lethal and flexible forces that our relevant across the range of military operations.” Read more ⬇️
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