Top 19 Joseph Dunford Quotes

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I want to make sure I have a system that allows me to know that the platoon sergeant and platoon commander aren’t going to move at the same time when we come back from deployment. That sounds pretty simple, but it’s really about data.
Joseph Dunford
I learned early in my career that if you see something that is not to standard or not within the law, and you ignore it, you’ve set a new standard, and it’s lower.
Joseph Dunford
The work that Google is doing in China is indirectly benefiting the Chinese military. Indirect may not be a full characterization of the way it is. It’s more of a direct benefit to the Chinese military.
Joseph Dunford
If we’re going to grow capacity, you need to do it in a way where it is meaningful capability.
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When you start to look at completing the development of a modern professional army, when you talk about maturing a democracy, when you talk about development and the economic conditions that have to be addressed, a decade is not too short a period of time to talk about.
Joseph Dunford
We cannot keep gapping units where we need a good strong NCO or staff NCO and he’s not there. They’ve got to have the right technical, the right leadership qualifications for the billet.
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There’s no substitute for taking a clear-eyed look at the threats we’ll face and asking how our force will adapt to meet those threats.
Joseph Dunford
Generally, Sunday talk shows talk about policy, and I don’t address policy.
Joseph Dunford
In my judgment, us assisting the Chinese military in advancing technologically is not in U.S. national interests.
Joseph Dunford
What we are doing in the Pacific is we’re flying, operating, and sailing wherever international law allows, and the purpose of that is to demonstrate that we are standing up for those rules.
Joseph Dunford
I think that it’s very important that whoever is in office can trust the U.S. military to provide him with advice in private so that advice is not then used by somebody to try to criticize the president or try to influence the outcome.
Joseph Dunford
My sense is that General Kayani recognises that a stable and secure Afghanistan is in the best interests of Pakistan.
Joseph Dunford
It’s something I take very seriously as a commander: the lives of our young men and women.
Joseph Dunford
It is not unimaginable to have military options to respond to North Korean nuclear capability. What’s unimaginable to me is allowing a capability that would allow a nuclear weapon to land in Denver, Colorado. That’s unimaginable to me. So my job will be to develop military options to make sure that doesn’t happen.
Joseph Dunford
Competition doesn’t have to be conflict.
Joseph Dunford
You can’t have force structure without proper training, without proper equipment, without proper leadership, without proper funding to conduct exercises and perform maintenance.
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We have a strong tradition in our country of senior leaders being apolitical, nonpartisan.
Joseph Dunford
From my perspective, to really be ready, we can’t afford to have these deep degradations in readiness associated with personnel turbulence post-deployment.
Joseph Dunford
All the nations that are adjacent to Afghanistan have a vested interest in the future stability and security of Afghanistan.
Joseph Dunford