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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