Obama won`t back Mullen`s claim on Pakistan

President Barack Obama is declining to endorse strong criticism of Pakistan levelled by the outgoing chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Kayani, Mullen to meet in Spain for discussions

Kayani and Mullen are expected to have detailed discussions on Afghanistan, especially the reconciliation with
the Taliban.

Take speedy action against al-Qaeda, Taliban: Mullen to Pak

The US wants Pakistan to take
speedy action against al-Qaeda and Taliban elements holed up in North Waziristan tribal region near the Afghan border, American military chief Admiral Mike has said.

Progress in campaign against terror in Pak critical: Mullen

A progress in campaign
against terror in Pakistan was critical for stability in the region, a top US military commander has said, emphasising that terror havens in the country had to be wiped out.

Pakistan `epicenter` of terrorism: Mullen

Terming Pakistan as the "epicenter" for global terrorism, the US military`s topmost official has said extremism cannot be defeated without eliminating the safe havens in the country.

Iran attack plan `on the table`: US

The US has a Iran attack plan to prevent the Islamic nation from acquiring nuclear weapons.

‘Link between ISI, militants unacceptable’

Any links between ISI and militant outfits were "completely
unacceptable", Mullen said.

New general won`t alter war plan: Mullen to Karzai

The US military`s top officer assured Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Saturday that the new NATO commander will pursue the same war strategy.

Regional ties important in Afghan war: Mullen

Acknowledging that Afghan war is bound to be a slow & deadly business, US` top official says regional ties -- with India & Pak-- were crucial for its success.

`Steady progress` in fight for Afghan town: Mullen

The nation`s top defense leaders said Monday that US-led forces were making steady progress in their efforts in a Taliban stronghold in southern Afghanistan but faced stiffer resistance than expected.

Iran becoming nuclear capable country: Mullen

The top US military officer Admiral Mike Mullen warned today that Iran was "becoming a nuclear weapons capable country" but did not rule out dialogue with the Islamic republic.

Force must be option for Iran: Mullen

Military force would have only limited effect in stopping Iran from developing nuclear weapons but must remain an option, the top US military officer
said today.

Mullen in Iraq: US drawdown on schedule

The top US military officer, arriving in Iraq Friday, said he is confident that the war-torn country will hold elections on March 7 and that the US drawdown will begin on schedule that month.

Pak to take on Haqqani network after S Waziristan offensive: Mullen

US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Admiral Michael Mullen has said that the Pakistan Army would take on the Afghan Al-Qaeda commander Sirajuddin Haqqani’s network once it finishes its offensive in South Waziristan.

Most of surge troops will arrive by August: Mullen

The top U.S. military officer said Tuesday that he`s confident that most of the 30,000 additional troops that are being sent to Afghanistan will be there by August.

US` goal to have 4 lakh Afghan security forces

The United States has set a goal
to train four lakh personnel by 2013 in Afghanistan, of which
240,000 would be for Afghan National Army and 160,000 Afghan
National Police.

No silver bullets of success in Afghanistan: Mullen

A top US military official today said there is no silver bullet for Afghanistan and the ultimate success there will be cumulative effect of sustained
pressure across multiple lines of operation.

Mullen expects casualties to rise in Afghanistan

The nation`s highest-ranking military officer told soldiers and Marines on Monday that the insurgency in Afghanistan has grown in the last three years and he expects casualties to rise next year.

`Indo-Pak relations critical for stability of the region`

Acknowledging that India is a
big player in the region, a top US military leader has said
that the relationship between India and Pakistan is critical
for the stability in the region.

Afghan govt failures as dangerous as Taliban: US

The top US military officer warned that the Afghan government`s credibility problems with its own people posed as serious a threat to US goals in the war-torn country as Taliban fighters.