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  • U.S. general says military cannot rule out larger ground role in Iraq

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    The most senior U.S. military officer raised the possibility on Tuesday that American troops might need to take on a larger role in Iraq's ground war against Islamic State militants, but the White House stressed they would not deploy on a combat mission.

    General Martin Dempsey,...

  • Can Iraqi forces recapture lost ground alone? U.S. says ‘probably not’

    July 3, 2014 | 10:44 am

    Iraqi security forces will probably not be able to recapture ground they have lost to Islamist militants without assistance, the top U.S. military officer said on Thursday.

    General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, said that U.S. advisers now in Iraq...

  • Dempsey: Israel, U.S. have ‘better military options’ against Iran

    August 15, 2013 | 9:24 am

    Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Israel and the United States have “better military options” against Iran than they did a year ago.

    “That’s because we’ve continued to refine them,” Dempsey told The New York Times in an interview from...

  • Pentagon lifts U.S. ban on women in combat

    January 24, 2013 | 1:56 pm

    The Pentagon lifted its ban on women in front-line combat roles on Thursday in a historic step toward gender equality in the U.S. armed forces after 11 years of nonstop war, during which the front lines were often not clearly defined.

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and General...

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  • Joint Chiefs’ Dempsey: Israel and U.S. see Iran threat differently

    August 20, 2012 | 10:22 am

    Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Israel is facing an “existential” threat from Iran that the United States does not view with the same urgency.

    Dempsey made the remarks to reporters late Sunday while on a flight to Afghanistan, and they were...

  • Dempsey says he did not advise against Israel strike on Iran

    February 28, 2012 | 2:17 pm

    Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a Senate committee that he did not advise Israel against striking Iran’s nuclear facilities.

    Dempsey appeared Tuesday before the Senate Budget Committee, where he said he had spoken to Israeli officials about...

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