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Bob Gates' 'Duty'

Bob Gates' 'Duty'

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Last week's release of Bob Gates' "Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War" was preceded by his publisher's brilliant public relations campaign hyping the book with tantalizingly provocative excerpts.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
Gates offers critical take on Obama's Afghan policy

Gates offers critical take on Obama's Afghan policy

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- In a forthcoming memoir, former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates charges President Barack Obama with failing to trust his top military leaders.

U.S. House committee quarrels over Benghazi 'accountability'

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- House Republicans and Democrats argued the meaning of accountability Wednesday in a hearing on the fatal terrorist attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya.
Retired Adm. Mullen to become Sprint Nextel security chief

Retired Adm. Mullen to become Sprint Nextel security chief

VERLAND PARK, Kan., June 7 (UPI) -- Sprint Nextel Corp. said Friday retired U.S. Adm. Mike Mullen will join its board of directors and serve as the telecommunication company's security director.

Issa seeks deposition of Benghazi panel chairman

WASHINGTON, May 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. House Oversight Committee chairman said he would subpoena the head of the panel that reviewed the terrorist attack on the consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Pickering defends Benghazi report

WASHINGTON, May 12 (UPI) -- Thomas Pickering, the co-chair of the Benghazi Accountability Review Board, said that criticisms of his report were unfounded and inaccurate.
State Department deputy recalls Benghazi attack for House committee

State Department deputy recalls Benghazi attack for House committee

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. deputy chief of mission in Libya fought for composure as he recalled the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi to a House panel Wednesday.

Commentary: Geopolitical conundrum

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- “Why the U.S.-Pakistani Alliance Isn’t Worth the Trouble,” says former Pakistani Ambassador to the United States Husain Haqqani.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Going over the decency cliff

WASHINGTON, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- The United States is staring over a "decency cliff" and U.S. leaders need to act to make sure we don;t go over.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
Kerry: Congress shares blame for Benghazi

Kerry: Congress shares blame for Benghazi

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Congress shares the blame for the attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others, Sen. John Kerry said Thursday.
Three in State Dept. resign after report

Three in State Dept. resign after report

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Three State Department officials have resigned after a report found "systemic failures" in the attack on a U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, an official said.

Pakistani ambassador to U.S. resigns

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Pakistan's ambassador to the United States resigned Tuesday amid allegations he wrote a memo urging Washington to rein in his country's armed forces.
'Don't ask, don't tell' policy is history

'Don't ask, don't tell' policy is history

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- The "don't ask, don't tell" ban on openly gay U.S. service members was lifted Tuesday, ending a policy under which 14,000 men and women were discharged.

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Mullen calls Libya attack a success so far

Mullen calls Libya attack a success so far

WASHINGTON, March 20 (UPI) -- Top U.S. military officer Mike Mullen said Sunday the Libya "no-fly zone is effectively in place" and Moammar Gadhafi has not sent any planes up in two days.
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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen discusses U.S. objectives in the Middle East, especially in regards to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, at the National Press Club in Washington on July 8, 2009. Mullen said he expects the focus to continue to shift from Iraq to Afghanistan over the next year. He also expressed concern with Iran's nuclear arms ambitions, about which he has previously noted that military options have not been pulled off the table. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
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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, and attended St. Charles Borromeo Church (North Hollywood) grade school. He graduated from Notre Dame High School (Sherman Oaks) in 1964, and from the United States Naval Academy in 1968. Mullen has served in a wide range of assignments at sea and ashore, in Allied, Joint and Navy positions, overseas and in both the Atlantic and the Pacific Fleets.

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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