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U.S. statutory agency, created in 1949 within the Dept. of Defense. The chairman is the principal military adviser to the President, the National Security Council, and the Secretary of Defense. Members include the chairman, appointed by the President with Senate approval; the chief of staff, U.S. army; the chief of naval operations; the chief of staff, U.S. air force; the commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, and a vice chairman who manages the Joint Staff. The chief of space operations will become a member in Dec. 2020. The Joint Chiefs prepare military plans and direct unified and other combat commands under the Secretary of Defense.
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Summary: Riyadh, Rabi&' Al-Awwal 18, 1432, Feb 21, 2011, SPA-- Prince Khalid Ibn Sultan Ibn Abdulaziz, Assistant Minister of Defense and Aviation and Inspector General for Military Affairs received here today Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff. During the meeting, they...
Admiral Mike Mullen, the Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS), will pay a visit to Turkey with a demand to get permission to pass the heavy armament from Turkey which would be withdrawn from Iraq and with a demand to deploy missile shield against Iran.
The Chairman JCSC apprised the President about his recent meeting with Admiral Mike Mullen, the Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Yokosuka naval base in Kanagawa Prefecture southwest of Tokyo has reduced its alert level to C from the maximum D on order of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, base officials said Thursday.
Baghdad, Shawwal 3, 1433, Aug 21, 2012, SPA -- Iraqi state television says the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff has arrived in Baghdad for talks with Iraqi officials.
Martin Dempsey, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, will visit China in April, the official Xinhua News Agency reported Tuesday, without giving an exact date.
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