GROVE CITY, Pa. (AP) - The nation's top military officer says the war in Afghanistan isn't going well and, along with Iraq, has hampered America's ability to deal with crises elsewhere.
Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Adm. Mike Mullen lectured yesterday at Pennsylvania's Grove City College, saying other issues require attention. They include assuring stability in Russia and China, famine and genocide in Africa, the drug trade in Mexico and increased tensions between Pakistan and India.
The Herald of Sharon reports Mullen said the United States must focus on improving the Afghan government and economy. He also says a mere increase in troop presence would not accomplish current goals.
Mullen told a member of the audience that the economic downturn has boosted enlistment and most recruiting goals have been met.
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A son called police after discovering the bodies of his parents Sunday inside their home in Vista, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.
The San Diego Gulls team-record-tying eight-game winning streak ended Monday with a 5-2 loss to the Ontario Reign at Ontario.
Cold weather, light rain, mountain snow and gusty winds are all in the cards for San Diego County beginning Monday, forecasters said.
According to Scripps Ranch residents, for weeks they've been waking up to deep scrapes and scratches that someone keyed in their vehicles, and on Sunday an arrest was made in connection with the incidents.
Some public facilities will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents Day and the Metropolitan Transit System will offer reduced service.
One person was killed and several others seriously injured in a head-on crash Sunday in Scripps Ranch.
A 71-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of stabbing her 31-year-old son at least four times with a kitchen knife, when an argument at their San Diego home Sunday escalated into a fight.
Just the thought of free agent first baseman Eric Hosmer joining the downtrodden, youthful San Diego Padres sent a morning jolt through the spring training clubhouse.