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Commanders say Obama overruled them on Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Barack Obama’s military commanders have said he ignored their advice for a more modest drawdown from Afghanistan and warned his decision carries risks for the war effort. Both General David Petraeus and Admiral Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Obama’s…

Panetta to formally end ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy

WASHINGTON — A formal end to the ban on gays serving openly in the US military will likely come by late July or early August, outgoing Defense Secretary Robert Gates told AFP on Thursday. Gates, revising his earlier forecasts, said in an interview that final approval to end the prohibition…

U.S.: We will kill Zawahiri just like bin Laden

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The United States Thursday dismissed new Al-Qaeda supremo Ayman al-Zawahiri as a pale imitation of Osama bin Laden and warned the Egyptian to expect a similar fate to his slain predecessor. US officials painted the 59-year-old long-time number two as an “armchair general” with no combat experience,…

Mullen: U.S. will not leave Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The top US military officer is vowing long-term commitment to Afghanistan, touting progress in the war against the Taliban and its Al-Qaeda allies ahead of an American drawdown. Admiral Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said on the “Charlie Rose” television interview show…

Adm. Mullen: Libya moving to ‘stalemate’

MISRATA, Libya (Reuters) – The top U.S. military officer said air strikes had hobbled Libyan forces but the conflict was moving into “stalemate” as Muammar Gaddafi’s troops pressed on with their punishing siege of rebel Misrata. Rebels welcomed U.S. plans to deploy unmanned aircraft, typically operated remotely from the United…

US says goal is to get Gaddafi to step down

SANTIAGO – The United States Monday sent mixed messages about its objectives in Libya, as President Barack Obama said Moamer Kadhafi must go, but vowed US forces would stick to a narrower UN mandate. “Our military action is in support of an international mandate from the Security Council that specifically…

Libyans offer new graves as proof of civilian dead

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – At a clifftop cemetery overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, Libyans buried their dead, killed, government officials said, by Western bombs. At an event for escorted foreign reporters, pro-government Libyans raged against western warplanes and missiles they said had spewed death over the Libyan capital at the weekend. The mourners…

Gulf states ‘anxious’ over uprisings: US military

ABU DHABI – Recent popular revolts in the Arab world are a source of “anxiety” for Gulf states who must now find a way forward in a time of change, US Admiral Mike Mullen said on Tuesday. “There’s certainly anxiety and at the same time great focus on how to…

Iran not behind Mideast protests: Mullen

DOHA – Iran foments instability in the Middle East but is not behind popular protests in Bahrain and other countries in the region, top US military officer Admiral Mike Mullen said Monday in Qatar. “Iran, I still believe, is a country that continues to foment instability in the region, take…

Top US military officer ‘stunned’ by Arab revolts

RIYADH (AFP) – Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Sunday he was “stunned” by the spread of Arab protests as he arrived in Saudi Arabia on a Gulf tour to boost Washington’s ties with regional allies. Mullen’s visit comes as an unprecedented wave of…

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