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David Ignatius

David Ignatius has covered almost every Washington beat from the Pentagon to the CIA to Capitol Hill. His reporting and commentary, syndicated by The Washington Post Writers Group, draw on his network of resources to uncover and break news. He also has published eight novels.


Joint Chairman Chief of Staff Gen. Joseph F. Dunford speaks to members of the media during his first joint news conference with Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper at the Pentagon in Washington on Aug. 28, 2019.<br>Nicole Mejia/Department of Defense

Gen. Dunford, steady force at the Pentagon, gives way to Gen. Milley as new Joint Chiefs chairman

Since October 2015, when he was sworn in as the 19th chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford provided unfiltered and often unheralded military advice and options to former President Barack Obama and President Donald Trump, a trio of defense secretaries and two acting Pentagon chiefs.


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