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Readout of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley’s Phone Call with France’s Chief of Defence Staff Gen. François Lecointre


Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Public Affairs —

July 21, 2021


WASHINGTON — Joint Staff Spokesperson Col. Dave Butler provided the following readout:

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley spoke with French Chief of Defence Staff Gen. François Lecointre today by phone.

The Chairman congratulated Gen. Lecointre on his upcoming retirement and thanked him for his decades of service to the French military.

The long-standing alliance between the U.S. and French militaries plays a critical role in maintaining peace and stability in Europe and other regions around the world.


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