Dunford: Joint Staff cuts coming in 2016

December 16, 2015 at 7:23 PM
The Joint Staff is likely to face reductions next year, according to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Joseph Dunford. Appearing at a Dec. 14 event in Washington hosted by the Center for a New American Security, Dunford maintained that "there hasn't been a huge growth of the Joint Staff over time," but conceded that the staff has assumed excess tasks it "can probably walk away from." Dunford emphasized that a smaller staff must "be aligned to the functions that...

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