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.
This segment aired on May 5, 2015.