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Stories with person: Joseph F. Dunford, Jr.
  • Carter sounds nearly ready to open combat jobs to women 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 4:03 pm

    ROME - Defense Secretary Ash Carter sounded like he's nearly made up his mind about opening all combat jobs to women, as he told U.S. troops in Sicily on Tuesday that limiting his search for qualified military candidates to just half the population would be "crazy."

  • New Joint Chiefs chairman facing war, service challenges story has photos
    Updated: Sep-25-15 5:43 pm

    WASHINGTON - Gen. Martin Dempsey stepped down as the military's top officer Friday, after four tumultuous years of war, budget cuts and the strains of combat on a battle-worn force.

  • 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.

  • AP sources: Top Marine recommends limits on women in combat 
    Updated: Sep-19-15 3:09 am

    WASHINGTON - The commandant of the Marine Corps is recommending that women be excluded from competing for certain front-line combat jobs, U.S. officials say, even as other military services are expected to allow women to serve in battlefield posts.