U.S., Russia still doing military business

MOSCOW, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- The "military summit" talks held in Helsinki, Finland, in October between the chiefs of staff of the Russian and U.S. armed forces had far-reaching implications.
NIKITA PETROV, UPI Outside View Commentator

U.S., Russian military chiefs hold Helsinki summit

MOSCOW, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- On Oct. 21, Adm. Michael Mullen, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, met with his Russian counterpart, Army Gen. Nikolai Makarov, at a mansion outside Helsinki, Finland.
NIKITA PETROV, UPI Outside View Commentator
Mullen's Pakistan trip highlights concerns

Mullen's Pakistan trip highlights concerns

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- This week's Pakistan trip of U.S. Adm. Michael Mullen came amid rising concerns about the escalating insurgency in that nation's tribal areas.

Mullen calls for new Afghanistan strategy

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- The top U.S. military commander said Wednesday that while victory in Afghanistan is possible, the current strategy is not leading Americans in that direction.

Mullen: Not 'winning' yet in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff said Wednesday coalition forces are not winning yet in Afghanistan, and a new strategy is needed.
Pentagon prepares for November election

Pentagon prepares for November election

WASHINGTON, May 28 (UPI) -- Top U.S. military personnel have been ordered to start security planning for the transition period following the November election, CNN reported.

U.S. delays Iraq report on Iranian weapons

BAGHDAD, May 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. military Wednesday delayed the release of a dossier alleging Iranian funding, supply and training of Iraqi insurgents, sources said.

Homeland security: The week ahead

WASHINGTON, May 19 (UPI) -- Foreign policy, and in particular relations with so-called rogue states like Iran and Syria, has taken center stage in the presidential election campaign this week -- with the row over President Bush's comments in Israel about appeasement. What other security-type stories are we going to see on the news agenda over the next seven days?
SHAUN WATERMAN, UPI Homeland and National Security Editor

Soldiers killed in armored vehicle

WASHINGTON, May 6 (UPI) -- Two U.S. soldiers in a reinforced military vehicle known as an MRAP were killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq, showing its armor can be pierced, the military says.

Commentary: Wilderness of mirrors

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) -- "Every lie contains a truth and every truth contains a lie" is a safe rule of thumb when Shakespeare's powers of observation are applied to the Middle East. With each shake of the kaleidoscope, the configuration of the key players becomes a wilderness of mirrors.

Mullen: Plans for 'potential' Iran action

WASHINGTON, April 25 (UPI) -- The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Friday the United States is planning for "potential military courses of action" against Iran.

Gates says he doesn't expect Sadr's arrest

WASHINGTON, April 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Friday he'd be "surprised" if Shiite rebel cleric Moqtada Sadr were arrested, given his political importance in Iraq.

Gates, Petraeus at odds over withdrawal

WASHINGTON, April 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus and his boss, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, differ about when troop withdrawals from Iraq could resume.

Bush meets Joint Chiefs on Iraq

WASHINGTON, March 27 (UPI) -- U.S. President George W. Bush met with the Joint Chiefs of Staff Wednesday in a closed-door session to discuss military commitments in Iraq.

Calif. Guard equipment staying in Iraq

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger complained to federal officials that the California National Guard is short on equipment because it stays in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Michael Mullen
U.S. President Barack Obama listens to Admiral Michael Mullen, left, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speak during Memorial Day Ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, on May 25, 2009. (UPI Photo/Joshua Roberts/POOL)

Michael Glenn "Mike" Mullen (born October 4, 1946) is a United States Navy admiral who currently serves as the 17th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS). Mullen previously served as the Navy's 28th Chief of Naval Operations from July 22, 2005 to September 29, 2007. He is only the third naval officer in Navy history to be appointed to four different four-star assignments; the others being the Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Commander, Allied Joint Force Command Naples from October 2004 to May 2005, and as the 32nd Vice Chief of Naval Operations from August 2003 to August 2004. As the CJCS, Mullen is the highest ranking officer in the United States Armed Forces. Mullen assumed his current assignment on October 1, 2007.

The son of a Hollywood press agent and his wife, who worked as an assistant to Jimmy Durante, Mullen was born in Los Angeles, California. He attended St. Charles Borromeo Church (North Hollywood) grade school, and graduated from Notre Dame High School (Sherman Oaks) in 1964. Mullen then attended the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, graduating in the lower third of his class in 1968.

As a junior officer, he served in various leadership positions aboard USS Collett (DD-730), USS Blandy (DD-943), USS Fox (CG-33) and USS Sterrett (CG-31). He has commanded three ships: the gasoline tanker USS Noxubee (AOG-56), the guided missile destroyer USS Goldsborough (DDG-20), and the guided missile cruiser USS Yorktown (CG-48); and has also commanded Cruiser-Destroyer Group Two and the George Washington Battle Group. Mullen’s last command at sea was as Commander, U.S. Second Fleet/Commander, NATO Striking Fleet Atlantic (COMSTRIKFLTLANT).

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