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South American Tour  March 2009

U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, walks past a formation of Chilean troops in Santiago, Chile, March 3, 2009. The chairman visited the country to meet with senior Chilean officials and speak at the Chilean Army War College. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adam M. Stump

Top Stories

Mullen Praises Military Cooperation Between Mexico, U.S.

WASHINGTON, March 7, 2009 – The combined capabilities and military cooperation between Mexico and the United States can defeat the drug cartels that plague both countries, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said. Story»

Mullen Visits American Cemetery

MEXICO CITY, March 7, 2009 – The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff took time from a busy schedule with Mexican military and naval leaders to visit the Mexico City National Cemetery, where 1,563 Americans are buried. Story»

Lessons of Colombia Can Be
Applied Elsewhere, Mullen Says

BOGOTA, Colombia, March 5, 2009 – Colombia's ongoing struggle against narcoterrorists holds lessons for nations around the world, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said. Story»

Chairman Visits Medical Researchers

LIMA, Peru, March 4, 2009 – The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff visited a Navy medical research unit that is working with Peruvian military and civilian leaders and agencies to benefit the country and the globe. Story»

Chairman Connects with Latin Friends

LIMA, Peru, March 4, 2009 – The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said one reason he's visiting Peru is to reinforce America's commitment to strong relationships among the nations of the Western Hemisphere. Story»

Mullen Says New Focus
Needed on Latin America

LIMA, Peru, March 4, 2009 – U.S. military-to-military engagement in Latin America will require a change in thinking and in the culture within the armed services, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said. Story»

Value of Joint Warfighting Stressed

SANTIAGO, Chile, March 4, 2009 – As Chile works toward building a joint force, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff shared insights from U.S. history and emphasized the importance of the process to students from the Chilean War College. Story»

Mullen Seeks to Strengthen
U.S. Military Ties to Latin America

SANTIAGO, Chile, March 3, 2009 – The “umbrella crisis” in the financial world is complicating an already complicated world, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here today. Story»

Touring Brazil's Amazon Command

IPIRANGA, Brazil, March 3, 2009 – The Brazilian defense minister showed Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, an unusual, but informative, time during a visit with units of the Amazonia Military Command. Story»

Mullen: U.S., Brazil Ties Important

MANAUS, Brazil, March 3, 2009 – In his first visit to Brazil, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff met with top leaders here yesterday and emphasized the importance of military-to-military cooperation as part of the overall U.S.-Brazilian relationship. Story»