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East Asia, Middle East Tour
July 2011

Top Stories

Allen Praises Troops’ Courage, Sets ISAF Priorities

WASHINGTON, July 18, 2011 – Much work remains to secure Afghanistan’s future and eliminate violent extremists, the new commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan said in a letter to members of the International Security Assistance Force. Story

Allen Takes Reins as ISAF Commander

WASHINGTON, July 18, 2011 – Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen has succeeded Army Gen. David H. Petraeus as the commander of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force and U.S. forces in Afghanistan. Story

Mullen: U.S.-Japan Alliance Serves as Model

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2011 – The successful alliance between the U.S. and Japan serves as a model for others and the two nations must expand such relations across the Pacific region, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said during a visit to Japan. Story

Mullen Seeks Multilateral
Deterrence Against North Korea

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2011 – Crediting South Korean leaders for their “poise and calm” in the face of last year’s affronts from North Korea, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, warned North Korea to expect “a very strong response” to a future attack. Story

Troops, Families Must Remain
‘Front and Center’, Mullen Says

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2011 – Although the military is in a time of unprecedented change, caring for troops and their families must remain a constant, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen said in Seoul, South Korea. Story

U.S.-China Military Target Mutual Threats

WASHINGTON, July 12, 2011 – Progress in joint U.S.-China military initiatives targets challenges and security threats faced by both nations and the region, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen said during a visit with military officials in Beijing. Story

Mullen Cites Importance of Relationship

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2011 – Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, completed the first full day of a visit to China. He is there at the invitation of Gen. Chen Bingde, chief of the general staff for the Chinese army. Story

Mullen Lauds U.S.-China Partnership

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2011, 2011 - Planned U.S.-China military engagements are an encouraging sign that the two countries are building a relationship that will help them confront common challenges, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said. Story

Mullen Urges China to Become
Partner in Global Security Challenges

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2011 – Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, urged China during a speech in Beijing July 10, 2011, to use its strength and influence to become a global partner in addressing security challenges in the region and beyond. Story

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