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Dempsey: Military Must Keep ‘Bond of Trust’ With Troops, Families By Elaine Sanchez American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, March 30, 2012 – The military is defined by a bond of trust -- between service members, their families and their communities -- that must remain unbroken, the military’s top officer said here today. “If we do that one thing, think about our profession as united with a common bond of trust, and commit … to earning it every day. I don’t care what happens to the budget … I don’t care what happens to the other countries in the world that might want ill to come to us, we’ll be fine,” Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said. Taking care of troops is a matter of trust, he added. “If we lose that [trust], it won’t matter how much money we throw at ourselves. That’s a fact.” After months of discussing budgetary and equipment ...

Full article: http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=67777

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