Mullen calls Ramadi improvements positive

RAMADI, Iraq, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff says despite buildings riddled with bullet holes, Ramadi, Iraq, appears to be a normal Middle Eastern city.

Iraq and Afghanistan stressing troops

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff says he is concerned about the stresses on the military but says success in Iraq and Afghanistan is crucial.

BMD Watch: Boeing completes SBSS tests

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Boeing says it successfully completed a series of Space Based Space Surveillance system tests.
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

Mullen urges students to accept change

CARLISLE, Pa., Nov. 30 (UPI) -- The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in a speech at the Army War College in Pennsylvania, urged students to understand change in order to succeed.

Analysis: Iran's soft power pays off

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- At a time when the United States is widely regarded in the Middle East as a military aggressor, and faces plummeting popularity around the world, Iran is taking advantage of those military adventures to boost its own image and forge closer ties to its neighbors.
DEREK SANDS, UPI Correspondent

Mullen: Iraq could be 'cauldron'

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) -- U.S. Joint Chiefs chairman-nominee Michael Mullen Tuesday cautioned against a rapid withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq.

Joint Chiefs nominee wary of Iran

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) -- U.S. Joint Chiefs chairman-nominee Adm. Michael Mullen told his confirmation hearing Tuesday he is increasingly perturbed about Iran.

Joint Chiefs pick sees strain on military

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- Associates of Adm. Michael Mullen, the Bush administration's pick to lead the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said he thinks current wars are straining the military.

Pace to step down as head of Joint Chiefs

WASHINGTON, June 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced Friday that he will recommend the nomination of Admiral Michael Mullen as chairman of the Joint Chiefs. If he is nominated by President George Bush and confirmed by the Senate, Mullen will replace Gen. Peter P

Vets advise Navy's Swift boat program

LITTLE CREEK, Va., July 10 (UPI) -- The United States has employed a group of Vietnam War veterans as informal advisers for the Navy's new Swift boat program in Iraq.

U.S. Navy to expand role in Iraq

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- More U.S. Navy support personnel will be deployed in Iraq as medical corpsmen and in special operations roles to ease the burden on Army troops.

Accused killer says molesters boasted

BELLINGHAM, Wash., Sept. 15 (UPI) -- The man charged with killing two registered sex offenders in Washington State says he was set off by the killing of a 13-year-old boy in Idaho.

Wolfowitz honors wounded troops

WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz hosted a pre-Thanksgiving dinner Wednesday at the Pentagon to honor nearly 70 recently wounded U.S. service members.
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