Good News and Bad News from Adm. Mullen
Posted on Oct 1, 2007
The freshly sworn-in chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Michael Mullen, started his first day on the job with this revelation: “The fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan will one day end.” That’s a relief, coming from the newest member of Team Bush, but don’t get too excited, there’s more: “We must be ready for who and what comes after.” Oh dear.
The new top military adviser to US President George W Bush has said he wants to prepare the military for challenges beyond Iraq and Afghanistan.
At his swearing-in ceremony as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Michael Mullen said he wants to revitalise the armed forces.
Meanwhile, the FBI is to investigate US security firm Blackwater over the deaths of 11 Iraqis last month.