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Top U.S. general cautious of consequences of Syria action

LASK, Poland (Reuters) - The top U.S. military officer said on Wednesday he was cautious over recommending armed intervention in Syria, concerned that ill-conceived action could turn the country into a failed state.Full story

McCain won't delay Dempsey's nomination as U.S. military chief

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Senator John McCain said on Tuesday he would not delay Army General Martin Dempsey's nomination to a second term as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff after Dempsey spelled out what he saw as possible U.S. military options for Syria. Full story

Top U.S. officer outlines options for military force in Syria

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. military officer said in a letter released on Monday that American forces could undertake a range of missions to help Syrian rebels if asked by the White House, from providing training to establishing no-fly zones or conducting limited attacks on military targets. Full story

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Republican senator vows to delay Dempsey nomination as U.S. military chief

Budget cuts have left U.S. forces unbalanced, less prepared: general

Top U.S. military officer calls Egyptian counterpart

Reports: Retired general target of leaks probe

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Iraq official says Baghdad open to US military aid

U.S. military chief recommends bolstering Lebanon, Iraq forces

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  Gen. Dempsey sings anthem at ballpark

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs General Martin Dempsey shows off his singing voice Thursday at the Washington Nationals game. NBC’s Carl Quintanilla reports.

  ‘The Invisible War’ sparks efforts to curb military sex assault

Amy Ziering discusses impact her documentary “ The Invisible War” is having on the discussion and actions to combat military sexual assault.

  On military sexual assaults, question is 'what more should be done?'

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, who chairs the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support, discusses the latest on sexual assault in the military. All six members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff are testifying Tuesday before the Armed Services panel.

  Hagel: Everything on the table to reduce military sexual assaults

NBC’s Kristen Welker and MSNBC contributor Karen Finney break down the Defense Department news conference – which dealt mainly with recent high profile cases of sexual assault in the military and why there is no single “silver bullet” that can simply fix military culture.

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U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey testifies at a Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee hearing on "Department Leadership." on Capitol Hill in Washington
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U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey testifies at a Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee hearing on "Department Leadership." on Capitol Hill in Washington June 11, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Robert Gates Holds Press Briefing At Pentagon
Robert Gates Holds Press Briefing At Pentagon

ARLINGTON, VA - SEPTEMBER 17: Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. James E. Cartwright answer questions during a press briefing at the Pentagon on September 17, 2009 in Arlington, Virginia. Gates spoke primarily about a change in strategy on missile