No big change in US troops in Afghanistan: Mullen

The top US military officer said on Monday he doesn`t foresee big changes to the number of US forces fighting in Afghanistan.

Last Updated: Dec 13, 2010, 22:57 PM IST

Baghdad: The top US military officer said on Monday he doesn`t foresee big changes to the number of US
forces fighting in Afghanistan.

Adm Mike Mullen told troops there won`t be any
significant increases over the current level of roughly
100,000. But he says there won`t be big decreases either. The
Obama administration plans to begin a modest withdrawal in
July next year.

"I`m comfortable with where we are in terms of
numbers," Mullen later told reporters travelling with him. He
said it remains the plan to bring some forces home in July.

"From where? How many? Don`t know," he said.
Mullen spoke in Iraq, where he`s making a
holiday-season visit to troops.

PTI