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President Barack Obama delivers remarks announcing Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. as the nominee for Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Gen. Paul J. Selva, far right, as the nominee for Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in the Rose Garden of the White House, May 5, 2015. National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Vice President Joe Biden participate. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

White House: President Obama Nominates New Military Leadership: Generals Joe Dunford and Paul Selva

This afternoon, President Obama nominated Marine General Joseph Dunford to succeed Gen. Martin Dempsey as the next Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman – the principal military advisor to the President and his national security team.

Gen. Dunford served as the Commander of American and Coalition Forces in Afghanistan in 2013 and 2014, and now serves as the Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps. President Obama called Gen. Dunford one of the “most admired officers in our military,” and someone whose decision-making he trusts.

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- May 6, 2015

Obama Calls Joint Chiefs Nominee Dunford a Top Strategic Thinker -- Bloomberg

Dunford's Ground Combat Experience Factored in Obama's Nomination -- Military.com

Get to Know 'Fighting Joe,' Obama's Pick for Top Military Officer -- NBC

New military chief is 'strategist,' not cyber expert -- The Hill

Joseph Dunford, Joint Chiefs Nominee, Known to Maneuver Between Roles -- New York Times

How Joint Chiefs nominee’s advice will be shaped by fight against the Taliban -- Missy Ryan and Greg Jaffe, Washington Post

Russia’s arms exports continue as scheduled, Western sanctions failed — Rosoboronexport -- ITAR-TASS

Faster than an Abrams: Meet Russia's new tank -- Army Times

Analysis: The Hidden Challenges of Modernizing Russia's Military -- Stratfor

France could 'scuttle' Mistral warships if scraps delivery to Russia — paper -- ITAR-TASS

France may scuttle Mistral ships rather than fulfill Russian contract -- RT

Romania: The 'Wild West' of International Cyber Attacks -- Sputnik

China’s Military May Be a Lot Less Dangerous Than It Looks -- WSJ

Taiwan's New Military Strategy -- Stratfor

US hands over 14 combat aircraft, 59 military trainer jets to Pakistan: report -- Express Tribune

US has given Pakistan arms worth $5.4 bn since 2001: Report -- One India

Thousands join US-led war games in Jordan -- Al Jazeera

US Military Equipment Arrives in Georgia for Joint 'Noble Partner' Drills -- Sputnik

Navy Needs New Servers for Aegis Cruisers and Destroyers After Chinese Purchase of IBM Line -- USNI News

How the NSA Converts Spoken Words Into Searchable Text -- Intercept

New Snowden Files: How the NSA Turns Conversations into Searchable Text --Sputnik

Watchdog Warns of Navy Carrier Drone Delays and High Price Tag -- Defense Tech

GOP senators vow to keep A-10 flying -- The Hill

Unmanned sea systems market entering turbulent waters -- Defense Web

Debate is renewed on control of lethal drones operations -- Washington Post

Here’s What the New Tesla Battery Means for the Military -- Patrick Tucker, Defense One

Pentagon 'not being honest' about scale of sex crimes around military bases -- The Guardian

UN suspension of sexual abuse report whistleblower is unlawful, tribunal rules -- The Guardian

Are Defense Contractors Buying F-35 Program Support With Campaign Cash? -- Sputnik

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