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  • US Senate confirms General Mark Milley as next Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff

    Published on July 26, 2019

    The US Senate has overwhelmingly confirmed four-star Army General Mark Milley as the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the most powerful position of the American armed forces.

    61 year Milley, who had said during his confirmation hearing that his strategy would be to continue to bolster and maintain continuity of the defence relationship with India, is currently the head of the US Army. He will replace General Joseph Dunford as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

    The United States Senate confirmed him by an overwhelming 89-1 votes. The Joint Chiefs of Staff serves as the President’s senior most uniformed military adviser. Milley said, he is humbled and honoured to be confirmed as the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He thanked the President and the Senate for their confidence.

    During his confirmation hearing, Milley said that his strategy would be to continue to bolster and maintain continuity of the defence relationship with India through the existing bilateral military-to-military dialogues as well as participation in senior level meetings such as the 22 Ministerial.

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