Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr., center, with Air Force Gen. Paul Selva, listens as President Barack Obama announces that he will nominate Dunford as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Selva as the vice chairman, Tuesday, May 5, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Obama chose Dunford, a widely respected, combat-hardened commander who led the Afghanistan war coalition during a key transitional period during 2013-2014, to succeed Army Gen. Martin Dempsey.
Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr., center, with Air Force Gen. Paul Selva, listens as President Barack Obama announces that he will nominate Dunford as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Selva as the vice chairman, Tuesday, May 5, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Obama chose Dunford, a widely respected, combat-hardened commander who led the Afghanistan war coalition during a key transitional period during 2013-2014, to succeed Army Gen. Martin Dempsey. Jacquelyn Martin AP
Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr., center, with Air Force Gen. Paul Selva, listens as President Barack Obama announces that he will nominate Dunford as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Selva as the vice chairman, Tuesday, May 5, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Obama chose Dunford, a widely respected, combat-hardened commander who led the Afghanistan war coalition during a key transitional period during 2013-2014, to succeed Army Gen. Martin Dempsey. Jacquelyn Martin AP

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