Gen. Dempsey chosen to head Joint Chiefs of Staff

President Barack Obama's nominee for the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, right, looks up as President Obama makes the announcement in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Monday, May 30, 2011. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

May 30, 2011 5:10:31 PM PDT
President Barack Obama moved Monday to seal an overhaul of his national security team, selecting Army Gen. Martin Dempsey as the next Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman amid protracted battle in Afghanistan, U.S. involvement in the NATO-led effort against Libya's Moammar Gadhafi and a winding down of the war in Iraq.