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  • Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says Sunday during a news conference in Kabul, Afghanistan, that the top U.S. commander in the war-weary country has been ordered to submit a plan by mid-October for the initial withdrawal of American troops. (Associated Press)

    Plan sought in Oct. for U.S. exit from Afghanistan

    The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan has been ordered to submit a plan by mid-October for the initial withdrawal of American troops, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Sunday.


  • **FILE** Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (The Washington Times)

    Pentagon rejects call to halt spy flights near China

    The Pentagon on Wednesday rejected China's demand that all U.S. surveillance flights near China be halted after two Chinese fighter jets recently intercepted an American U-2 spy plane over the Taiwan Strait.


  • SANDERS: Breaching China's great wall of arrogance

    Outgoing Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen's bumbling replies to questions by university students during his mid-July Beijing visit were symptomatic of total disarray in U.S.-China policy.


  • ** FILE ** Chinese Gen. Chen Bingde (left) and U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, review an honor guard during a welcoming ceremony for Adm. Mullen at the Bayi Building in Beijing on Monday, July 11, 2011. (Associated Press)

    China's top general calls U.S. naval exercises inappropriate

    Beijing's top military leader on Monday called for U.S. forces to halt joint naval exercises with China's neighbors in the South China Sea and issued a string of complaints about U.S. policy after meeting his U.S. counterpart.


  • Marine Lt. Gen. John R. Allen (right), President Obama's choice to lead U.S. forces in Afghanistan, prepares to testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee at his nomination hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, June 28, 2011. Navy Vice Adm. William H. McRaven, nominated as commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command, sits at left. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    General named to head U.S. forces in Afghanistan OKs drawdown

    The Marine general tapped to take over as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan told Congress on Tuesday that he supports President Obama's decision to withdraw U.S. reinforcements by next September.


  • ** FILE ** Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen speaks during a media availability at the Pentagon on Thursday, June 16, 2011, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Mullen sees risk in quicker Afghanistan withdrawal

    The U.S. military's top officer told Congress on Thursday that President Barack Obama's decision to withdraw up to 33,000 troops from Afghanistan by next summer is risky but keeps the U.S. and its allies on a path toward stabilizing the country.


  • Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates (left) and Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speak to the press at the Pentagon outside Washington on Wednesday, May 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Gates: Somebody in Pakistan knew about bin Laden

    "Somebody" in Pakistan knew Osama bin Laden was hiding there, Defense Secretary Robert Mr. Gates said Wednesday, but he said he's seen evidence that the country's senior leadership was unaware the terror leader was in a compound a short distance from a Pakistani military facility.


  • Joint Chiefs Vice Chairman Gen. James E. Cartwright reportedly is President Obama's pick as next chairman, but the current chairman is said to oppose him. (Associated Press)

    Inside the Ring

    Political warfare has broken out within the office of the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff with the chairman, Adm. Mike Mullen, and vice chairman, Gen. James E. Cartwright facing off as bitter foes.


  • Pakistani army rips U.S. for 'negative propaganda'

    The Pakistani army Thursday rejected what it called "negative propaganda" by the United States, hours after the top U.S. military officer accused the country's spy agency of continued links to a powerful Afghan Taliban faction.


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