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  December 2010

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Chairman Seeks to Restore
Military Relationship With China

TOKYO, Dec. 9, 2010 - Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, expressed optimism that Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates’ visit to China next month could invigorate the two countries’ stalled military-to-military relationship. Story

Mullen Calls Cooperation Best Response

TOKYO, Dec. 9, 2010 - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff encouraged Japanese leaders to foster closer multilateral cooperation, not only to confront current threats like North Korea, but also to tap new opportunities to advance regional security. Story

Chairman Arrives in Tokyo to Discuss Threat

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2010 – Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, arrived here last night to discuss with Japanese leaders how to better leverage their military expertise and improve defense cooperation in light of North Korean aggression. Story

Mullen to South Korea: 'We're at Your Side'

SEOUL, South Korea, Dec. 8, 2010 - Following what he called “a very full day of meaningful discussions” with leaders, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff condemned North Korea’s aggression and praised South Korea for its restraint. Story

Chairman Calls on China to Help

SEOUL, South Korea, Dec. 8, 2010 - The top U.S. military officer cited growing security challenges created by North Korean aggression and called on China to join other regional nations to help counter it. Story

Mullen Arrives in Korea to Address Tensions

SEOUL, South Korea, Dec. 7, 2010 - Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, arrived in Seoul to meet with South Korean defense officials and reinforce U.S. commitment to the U.S.-South Korean alliance amid escalating tensions on the peninsula. Story

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