Latest Joint Chiefs of Staff News

Seoul says Russian, Chinese warplanes enter air buffer zone

Nov. 19, 2021 07:53 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Friday it scrambled fighter jets to respond to a group of Russian and Chinese warplanes that entered its air buffer zone unannounced. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said it detected seven Russian and two Chinese...

Colin Powell remembered as a model for future generations

Nov. 05, 2021 14:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Colin L. Powell, the trailblazing soldier-diplomat who rose from humble beginnings to become the first Black secretary of state, was remembered by family and friends Friday as a principled man of humility and grace whose decorated record of leadership can serve as a model...

Biden taps Navy admiral to be Joint Chiefs vice chairman

Nov. 02, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has nominated Navy Adm. Christopher Grady to be the next vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. If confirmed, Grady, who currently heads the U.S. Navy’s Fleet Forces Command in Norfolk, Va., would become the nation’s...

Pentagon rattled by Chinese military push on multiple fronts

Nov. 01, 2021 07:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — China's growing military muscle and its drive to end American predominance in the Asia-Pacific is rattling the U.S. defense establishment. American officials see trouble quickly accumulating on multiple fronts — Beijing's expanding nuclear arsenal, its advances in space,...

Dempsey back as USA Basketball chair; Bird, Durant on board

Oct. 25, 2021 20:32 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Retired Gen. Martin Dempsey was reelected chairperson of USA Basketball on Monday, while five-time Olympic gold medalist Sue Bird and three-time gold medalist Kevin Durant were among those added to the federation’s board of directors. ...

Memorial service in honor of Colin Powell set for Nov. 5

Oct. 21, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A memorial service for Colin L. Powell, the retired Army general and former secretary of state who died on Monday, will be held Nov. 5 at Washington National Cathedral, a spokeswoman said Thursday. “There will be very limited seating and it will be...

Colin Powell: A trailblazing legacy, blotted by Iraq war

Oct. 19, 2021 09:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A child of working-class Jamaican immigrants in the Bronx, Colin Powell rose from neighborhood store clerk to warehouse floor-mopper to the highest echelons of the U.S. government. It was a trailblazing American dream journey that won him international acclaim and trust. ...

Colin Powell dies, trailblazing general stained by Iraq

Oct. 18, 2021 22:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Colin Powell, the trailblazing soldier and diplomat whose sterling reputation of service to Republican and Democratic presidents was stained by his faulty claims to justify the 2003 U.S. war in Iraq, died Monday of COVID-19 complications. He was 84. A...

Reaction to Colin Powell's death from US and world figures

Oct. 18, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — World figures are reacting to the death of Colin Powell, a Vietnam War veteran who rose to the rank of four-star general and became the first Black chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and then secretary of state. Powell died Monday of COVID-19 complications at age 84. ...

Clinton and Penny team up to write novel 'State of Terror'

Oct. 11, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As U.S. forces left Afghanistan this summer and the Taliban seized control, Hillary Rodham Clinton responded not just as a former secretary of state but in a capacity she never imagined for herself — as a novelist seeing her first work of fiction anticipate current events....