August 21, 2019
WASHINGTON--Joint Staff Spokesperson Col. Patrick S. Ryder provided the following readout:
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. spoke with Chief of the Russian General Staff Gen. Valery Gerasimov by telephone today.
The two military leaders exchanged their views on issues of mutual concern. Both senior leaders recognize the inherent value of regular communication in order to avoid miscalculation and promote transparency.
In accordance with past practice, both have agreed to keep the specific details of their conversation private.
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