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Outgoing International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) commander U.S. General Joseph Dunford attends a change of command ceremony at the ISAF headquarters in Kabul on August 26, 2014. (Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images)
Outgoing International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) commander U.S. General Joseph Dunford attends a change of command ceremony at the ISAF headquarters in Kabul on August 26, 2014. (Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images)
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President Obama has nominated General Joseph Dunford, Jr. as the new chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. If he's confirmed, he'll succeed retiring General Martin Dempsey.

Gen. Dunford led a regiment in Iraq in 2003 and served as commander of American and coalition forces in Afghanistan in 2013 and 2014. Before he became a military leader, Gen. Dunford graduated from Tuft's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

Professor Richard Shultz was Gen. Dunford's adviser there, and he speaks with Here & Now's Robin Young about Gen. Dunford's background and experience.

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This segment aired on May 5, 2015.

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