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US Senate confirms Dunford for additional two-year term as military chief

WASHINGTON:  The Senate agreed to Marine Corps General Joe Dunford’s reappointment for another two-year term as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Dunford will continue to serve as the principal military advisor to the president, the secretary of defense and the rest of the National Security Council through Sept. 30, 2019, Pentagon announced Monday. The general’s reconfirmation as chairman came via voice vote. Dunford was nominated as the highest-ranking U.S. military official in 2015. President Donald J. Trump…