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Latest Michael Mullen Items
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.