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Marine General Tapped to Head US Joint Chiefs of Staff

President Barack Obama Tuesday will nominate Marine Corps Commandant General Joseph Dunford as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), the president's senior military advisor. Dunford's selection comes at a challenging time with a rising China, resurgent Russia, operations in the Middle East and Africa targeting terrorist groups and looming budget cuts. The 59-year old Dunford, only the second Marine to hold the post, has had a meteoric rise through the ranks after...

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