WASHINGTON--Joint Staff Spokesperson Col. Patrick S. Ryder provided the following readout:
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. met today with German Inspector General of the Armed Forces Gen. Eberhard Zorn at the Pentagon in Washington D.C.
The two military leaders discussed a range of issues, including regional security and the global threat of terrorism. They also discussed ways to increase collaboration and regional capacity building, among other areas of mutual interest. Gen. Dunford thanked Gen. Zorn for Germany's contribution to global alliance missions, including Operation Resolute Support.
The U.S.-Germany alliance is based on shared democratic values and the two nations enjoy exceptional military cooperation. As a key NATO ally, Germany plays host to approximately 50,000 U.S. military forces and their families.
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