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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Chairman, Korean Counterpart Discuss U.S.-Korea Defense Commitment

WASHINGTON, August 22, 2015 — Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, called his Korean counterpart yesterday to discuss the unwavering commitment of the United States to Korea’s defense, according to a readout of the call released today.

Dempsey also reiterated the strength of the U.S.-Korea alliance, Navy Capt. Greg Hicks, joint staff public affairs officer, said in the readout.

The two leaders “concurred they would watch North Korea's actions closely in the coming days,” Hicks said, “and would ensure that the U.S. and ROK continue to work closely with one another to deter further North Korean provocations and defuse tensions.”

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