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Retired Gen. Martin Dempsey, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is speaking out against President Trump's call to use military force to suppress nationwide protests over police brutality. Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Joint Chiefs Chairman Condemns Trump's Threat To Use Military At Protests

In rare remarks, retired Gen. Martin Dempsey rebuked the president's threat to use military troops against protesters as "dangerous," saying it would hurt relations between the military and civilians.

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Retired Gen. Martin Dempsey, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is speaking out against President Trump's call to use military force to suppress nationwide protests over police brutality. Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Joint Chiefs Chairman Condemns Trump's Threat To Use Military At Protests

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