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  Military aims to better prepare members' families

Iraq must decide in "weeks" on U.S. troops: Mullen

Iraq has only weeks to decide if it wants to keep U.S. troops beyond an end-2011 deadline for their withdrawal, the top U.S. military officer said Friday in Baghdad following talks with Iraq's prime minister. Full story

Pakistan army accuses US of 'negative propaganda'

The Pakistani army on 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. Full story

U.S., Pakistan cannot allow ties to unravel: Mullen

U.S. and Pakistani leaders agree they cannot afford to let security ties unravel, the top U.S. military officer said Tuesday, even as he acknowledged persistent strains including Pakistani links to insurgents staging attacks in Afghanistan. Full story

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Bahrain opposition seeks help in crackdown

Military's No. 2 cleared of sexual misconduct

Admiral Mullen visits Gulf, to urge restraint

U.S. military: Aid to Egypt has "incalculable value"

Mullen calls North Korea 'very dangerous' country

Mullen prods Senate to act quickly on START treaty


  Arab League chief warns on civilian casualties

The Arab League chief condemns the killing of innocent people in Libya, as Admiral Mike Mullen says he has seen no evidence of civilian casualties. NBC's Jim Maceda reports live from Tripoli.

  Mullen: Mission not designed to remove Gadhafi

Admiral Mike Mullen tells moderator David Gregory the goals of campaign are “limited” and it “isn’t about seeing him go."

  Mullen: No-fly zone effectively in place in Libya

Admiral Mike Mullen tells NBC’s David Gregory that strikes “took out” Moammar Gadhafi’s air defenses and hit Libyan air fields and that Western forces have established combat air patrols over the rebel stronghold of Benghazi.

  Military continues neutral stance in Cairo

U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen spoke with his counterpart in Egypt and was told the military will act in a neutral manner as violence persists in the streets of Cairo. NBC's Jim Miklaszewski reports.

  Admiral Mullen: GQ's game changer of the year

GQ's Ana Marie Cox joins Morning Joe to discuss the publication's men of the year piece, as well as what made Adm. Mike Mullen this year's game changer.

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US Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, holds a press conference in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on April 22, 2011. Mullen said that Baghdad must decide in the "coming weeks" if it needs American forces to stay in Iraq beyond a planned departure at the end of this year.


Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael Mullen is seated for an event launching a "national initiative to support and honor America???s service members and their families" April 12, 2011 in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC.

Robert Gates, Michael Mullen
Robert Gates, Michael Mullen

Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Michael Mullen, left, accompanied by Defense Secretary Robert Gates, on Capitol Hill in Washington Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, before the Senate Armed Services Committee's Don't Ask Don't Tell policy hearing.