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  • Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen speaks to reporters at a news conference in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011. (AP Photo File/Maya Alleruzzo)

    Mullen: Pakistani spy agency assisting terrorists

    Pakistan's intelligence agency helped terrorists plan and conduct an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, last week, Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Thursday.


  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta (left) looks on as Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, before the Senate Armed Services Committee on U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and Iraq. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)

    Mullen: Pakistanis export violence to Afghanistan

    The top U.S. military officer on Thursday accused Pakistan of "exporting violence" to Afghanistan and said it puts in jeopardy not only the frayed U.S.-Pakistani partnership against terrorism but also the prospects for a successful outcome to the decade-old war in Afghanistan.


  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen confer while briefing the news media Tuesday on the end of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy. Mr. Panetta said repealing the ban on openly gay military service was a "historic day." (Associated Press)

    Military warned not to harass openly homosexual troops

    The nation's highest military leaders warned troops Tuesday not to harass gays who emerge from the closet as the ban on coming out officially ended.


  • An honor guard carries wreaths at the Pentagon Memorial outside the Defense Department headquarters in Arlington on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    Memories of Sept. 11 echo at rebuilt Pentagon

    Memories of horror and heroism echoed Sunday across the west side of the Pentagon, where, a decade ago, a hijacked airplane carrying 59 doomed passengers and crew and 36,200 pounds of jet fuel smashed into the fortresslike military headquarters, killing all aboard and 125 inside.


  • Adm. Mike Mullen (left), chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, stands with (from second from left) U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus; Holly Petraeus (partially hidden), the general's wife; and 2nd Lt. Stephen Petraeus, Gen. and Mrs. Petraeus' son, during an armed forces farewell tribute and retirement ceremony for the general on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Petraeus: Troop support must be top priority

    In a farewell to the military after 37 years in uniform, Army Gen. David H. Petraeus on Wednesday said supporting the troops and their families must be the nation's "paramount objective" even as defense budgets are reduced.


  • Pentagon warns against additional cuts

    The top two Pentagon officials warned Thursday that the spending cuts imposed by the congressional debt-ceiling deal are as deep as the military can stand.



  • Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen speaks to reporters at a news conference in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011. (AP Photo File/Maya Alleruzzo)

    Mullen: U.S. troops must have legal immunity to stay in Iraq

    The top U.S. military officer said Tuesday that American troops must be given immunity from prosecution as part of any agreement to keep them in Iraq beyond the end of the year and that this protection must be approved by Iraq's parliament.


  • ** FILE ** Taliban fighters hold their weapons on July 31, 2011, in Jalalabad, east of Kabul Afghanistan. (Associated Press)

    U.S. commanders concerned about Ramadan fighting

    The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan has until mid-October to submit a plan for the initial withdrawal of American troops, decisions that may hinge in part on whether the latest surge in attacks continues through the holy month of Ramadan.


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