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U.S., Bahrain Discuss Regional Security Issues

MANAMA, Bahrain, Dec. 18, 2010 - Regional security issues and strengthening the U.S.-Bahraini alliance were on the table during a meeting between Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa al Khalifa and Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Story

Chairman Says Afghanistan
Strategy, Resources Now Match

KABUL, Afghanistan, Dec. 17, 2010 - The coalition now has the right strategy backed by the right resources to succeed in Afghanistan, said Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Story

Petraeus: All Strategy Aspects Help

KABUL, Afghanistan, Dec. 17, 2010 - All aspects of the U.S. strategy in Afghanistan have contributed to major progress there over the past six months, said Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of U.S. and coalition forces. Petraeus made the remarks during an interview with reporters traveling with Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. Story

Mullen Gets Unvarnished Look at Mission

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, Dec. 16, 2010 - Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, got the clear and unvarnished truth about conditions in some of the toughest areas in Afghanistan when he stopped at forward operating bases in Helmand and Kandahar provinces. Story

Review Validates Efforts in Afghanistan

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, Dec. 16, 2010 - The Afghanistan-Pakistan review validates what servicemembers have been doing throughout the theater, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Navy Adm. Mike Mullen said. Story

NATO Commander Describes Nature
Of Fight in Eastern Afghanistan

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, Dec. 15, 2010 - Terrain and population make the fight against extremists in eastern Afghanistan different from conflicts in other parts of the country, the commander of NATO’s Regional Command East said. Story

Pakistan Needs U.S. Respect, Support

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Dec. 15, 2010 - The United States wants Pakistan to do more to eliminate terrorist sanctuaries in North Waziristan, where terrorist groups plan and launch attacks against NATO troops in Afghanistan, a defense official said. Story

Mullen Discusses Surge Successes

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Dec. 14, 2010 - U.S. surge troops only reached Afghanistan last month, but they already are achieving successes, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told Pakistani reporters. Story

Mullen Meets With Pakistanis
To Align Interests, Goals

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Dec. 14, 2010 - Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is in Pakistan to meet with senior Pakistani military leaders to discuss a variety of issues, including the defining of mutual interests and objectives. Story

Mullen: Iraq, U.S. Must Discuss
Future Military Relationship

BAGHDAD, Dec. 13, 2010 - In a meeting with Iraq's prime minister, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff stressed that now is the time for the United States and Iraq to plan for a normal, long-term military-to-military relationship. Story

Mullen Arrives in Baghdad
For Consultations, Troop Visits

BAGHDAD, Dec. 13, 2010 - U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is in Baghdad to meet with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and senior American civilian and military officials, and to visit U.S. troops. Story


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