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Stories with person: Martin Dempsey
  • Former Joint Chiefs chairman Dempsey joining NBA as adviser 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 9:22 am

    NEW YORK - Gen. Martin Dempsey, the recently retired chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was appointed special adviser to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver on Friday.

  • Retired Gen. Dempsey to give Notre Dame commencement address 
    Updated: Sep-30-15 12:37 pm

    SOUTH BEND, Indiana - The University of Notre Dame has announced the general who stepped down as the military's top officer last week will be the principal speaker at its commencement next spring.

  • Iraq's stalemate in Ramadi raises doubts about US strategy story has photos
    Updated: Sep-26-15 11:43 am

    WASHINGTON - A summer of stalemate in the effort to reclaim the Iraqi provincial capital of Ramadi, despite U.S.-backed Iraqi troops vastly outnumbering Islamic State fighters, calls into question not only Iraq's ability to win a test of wills over key territory but also the future direction of Washington's approach to defeating the extremist group.

  • Navy SEALs ready to open doors to women 
    Updated: Sep-25-15 12:46 pm

    WASHINGTON - The commander of the Navy's special warfare units is recommending that the SEALs and combat crew jobs be opened to women, but he warns that women will have greater risk of injury and says the service may be pressured to adjust or lower standards for the jobs.

  • Russian, US military talks: Concerned over Syria 
    Updated: Sep-18-15 4:03 pm

    WASHINGTON - American and Russian military chiefs began talks Friday over Moscow's buildup in Syria, signaling the U.S. is resigned to Russia's emerging plans but anxious to avoid dangerous misunderstandings on the battlefield.

  • US effort to close Guantanamo prison still facing roadblocks 
    Updated: Sep-14-15 3:59 am

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration's struggling quest to close the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is mired in state and federal politics.

  • Pentagon chief demands honest war intelligence 
    Updated: Sep-10-15 7:08 pm

    WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter has reminded the Pentagon's senior intelligence corps that they are expected to give him their unvarnished views, amid allegations that the military command overseeing the war against the Islamic State distorted or altered intelligence assessments to exaggerate progress against the military group, officials said Thursday.