Mullen Says Trip Provides Insight on Conditions
WASHINGTON, June 5, 2008 – Back from a 10-day, around-the-world trip designed to foster relationships with allies and emerging countries, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said it also gave him insight into the way U.S. government agencies are beginning to work together. Story
Mullen Meets with Pakistani Military Leaders
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, June 4, 2008 – The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff met with his Pakistani counterparts here yesterday to discuss military-to-military relations between the two countries.
Defense Leaders Praise New Commander
SEOUL, South Korea, June 3, 2008 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates hailed newly promoted Army Gen. William “Skip” Sharp as “the right man” to advance the close U.S. alliance with South Korea, as he assumes command of U.S. Forces Korea.
New Commander in Korea Outlines Top Priorities
SEOUL, South Korea, June 3, 2008 – The top U.S. officer in South Korea assumed command with priorities that include strengthening the U.S.-South Korean military alliance and improving the quality of life for U.S. troops there.
General Gets Fourth Star, Will Take Lead in Korea
SEOUL, South Korea, June 2, 2008 – The Army gained another four-star general, as Navy Adm. Mike Mullen presided over the promotion of Walter L. “Skip” Sharp. Sharp will assume command of U.S. Forces Korea.
Mullen Pays Tribute to Fallen at Manila Cemetery
MANILA, Philippines, June 2, 2008 – The chrysanthemum wreath the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff placed at the American Cemetery and Memorial represented one generation of U.S. warriors saluting the past.
Chairman Views Insurgency Efforts in Philippines
ZAMBOANGA, Philippines, June 1, 2008 – The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff met American troops here today and saw firsthand how U.S. interagency efforts are helping the Philippine government battle an insurgency.
Mullen Visits U.S. Forces Helping Fight Insurgents
ZAMBOANGA, Philippines, June 1, 2008 – The U.S. military’s Joint Special Operations Task Force is making a difference in helping the Philippine military defeat extremists on the island of Mindanao, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here.
Gates, Mullen Discuss Far-Ranging Defense Issues
SINGAPORE, June 1, 2008 – U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates wrapped up the Asia Security Summit here today by sharing insights from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars to China’s military buildup to the new U.S. Africa Command.
Mullen Cites Value of Hotline Linking Leaders
SINGAPORE, May 30, 2008 – In the wake of the first operational use of a new hotline linking U.S. and Chinese military leaders, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said he hopes military-to-military ties between the countries continue to increase and evolve.
Chairman Upbeat After Meeting Indonesian Leaders
JAKARTA, Indonesia, May 30, 2008 – Meetings with Indonesian leaders here were constructive and friendly, and they hold great promise for the future, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said yesterday.
Pacific Visits Cultivate International Understanding
JAKARTA, Indonesia, May 29, 2008 – U.S Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is making a tour of Pacific nations to foster international cooperation to face the security challenges of the future. Story
Military Neutrality ‘Bedrock’ of U.S. Democracy
JAKARTA, Indonesia, May 29, 2008 – As the U.S. presidential race heats up, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is reminding troops to remain neutral. “That’s bedrock to us as a country and a democracy,” U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen said.
Chairman Begins Pacific Trip to Visit Four Nations
HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii, May 28, 2008 – The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has begun a swing through the Pacific that will take him to Indonesia, Singapore, the Philippines and South Korea.