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​For the first time in years, the Pentagon's National Military Strategy will be classified, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff announced Wednesday. Gen. Joseph Dunford said at ASC16 the decision to classify the strategy will encourage more open discussion within the building, though it will prevent any public view of the strategy. Every year, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff delivers the National Military Strategy to the Secretary of Defense, outlining the strategic environment and overall goals of the military. The 2015 report outlined challenges in facing North Korea, the rise of China, and the current fight against ISIS​.