Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has said that strategies against international threats such as violent extremism can help the Defense Department prepare theÂ joint force, DoD News reported Thursday.
Dunford discussed the currentsÂ threats fromÂ China, Iran, North Korea and Russia, dubbed as “four-plus-one threats,” during a Brookings Institute event.
HeÂ urgedÂ DoD toÂ help address a transregional threat posed byÂ militant groups inÂ Syria and Iraq and establish a plan that will involve collaboration between local and coalition forces toÂ address the threat.
The report said heÂ also metÂ with Valery Gerasimov, Russian defense chief, as part of efforts toÂ foster communication between the U.S. and Russia,
DoDÂ also partnered with the intelligence community and the departments of State and Treasury andÂ intelligence community to developÂ a political-military plan toÂ defeat militant organizations.