Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey

When a chemical weapons attack struck near Damascus in 2013, "our finger was on the trigger" to start airstrikes, Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, tells FRONTLINE. But then, the president had second thoughts.

"The President Blinked": Why Obama Changed Course on the "Red Line" in Syria

When a chemical weapons attack struck near Damascus in 2013, "our finger was on the trigger" to start airstrikes, Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, tells FRONTLINE. But then, the president had second thoughts.

CJCS (USA) - General Martin Dempsey - Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) from October 1, 2011 to October 1, 2015.  Some critics called him a reluctant warrior, but Dempsey is satisfied with a legacy of caution.  During his command he kept a box inscribed with "Make it matter ..." containing all the names of the servicemembers who died under his command.  Source: "Outgoing Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey Reflects on His Toughest Day on the Job" by Veronica Stracqualursi.

CJCS (USA) - General Martin Dempsey - Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) from October 1, 2011 to October 1, 2015. Some critics called him a reluctant warrior, but Dempsey is satisfied with a legacy of caution. During his command he kept a box inscribed with "Make it matter ..." containing all the names of the servicemembers who died under his command. Source: "Outgoing Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey Reflects on His Toughest Day on the Job" by Veronica Stracqualursi.

Army brass, led by future Joint Chiefs head Martin Dempsey, gave amorous general a pass #Politics #iNewsPhoto

Army brass, led by future Joint Chiefs head Martin Dempsey, gave amorous general a pass

Army brass, led by future Joint Chiefs head Martin Dempsey, gave amorous general a pass #Politics #iNewsPhoto

Retired Gen. and current chairman of USA Basketball Martin E. Dempsey hugs Lizzy, surviving daughter of Marine Maj. David Yaggy.(Photo: Cliff Owen)     WASHINGTON — It was the final night of the NBA regular season, but basketball couldn’t have been further from the minds of...  http://usa.swengen.com/nba-usa-basketballs-partnership-with-taps-much-bigger-than-sports/

Retired Gen. and current chairman of USA Basketball Martin E. Dempsey hugs Lizzy, surviving daughter of Marine Maj. David Yaggy.(Photo: Cliff Owen) WASHINGTON — It was the final night of the NBA regular season, but basketball couldn’t have been further from the minds of... http://usa.swengen.com/nba-usa-basketballs-partnership-with-taps-much-bigger-than-sports/

❥ Gen Martin Dempsey Warns Not To Strike Syria: US Not Ready, A Fools Errand: McCain Calls Dempsey “Disingenuous”

❥ Gen Martin Dempsey Warns Not To Strike Syria: US Not Ready, A Fools Errand: McCain Calls Dempsey “Disingenuous”

U.S. Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. stands in the Rose Garden as U.S. President Barack Obama nominated him as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the White House May 5, 2015 in Washington, DC. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Gen. Dunford will replace outgoing Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey.

U.S. Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. stands in the Rose Garden as U.S. President Barack Obama nominated him as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the White House May 5, 2015 in Washington, DC. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Gen. Dunford will replace outgoing Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey.

Clint Dempsey Seattle Sounders FC adidas Youth 2015 Secondary Replica Jersey - Olympic White - $94.99

Clint Dempsey Seattle Sounders FC adidas Youth 2015 Secondary Replica Jersey - Olympic White

Clint Dempsey Seattle Sounders FC adidas Youth 2015 Secondary Replica Jersey - Olympic White - $94.99

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