February 13, 2011 in Nation/World

Mullen heading to Middle East

Associated Press photo

Adm. Mike Mullen speaks in Washington on Feb. 2.
(Full-size photo)

 WASHINGTON – As Egypt’s army led a hoped-for drive to democracy, President Barack Obama sent his senior military adviser to the Mideast to reassure allies in Jordan and Israel.

 Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, departed Washington on Saturday and planned meetings today with King Abdullah II and other senior officials in Jordan, the scene of weeks of protests.

 Mullen’s schedule for Israel included talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres.

Associated Press

Get stories like this in a free daily email

Please keep it civil. Don't post comments that are obscene, defamatory, threatening, off-topic, an infringement of copyright or an invasion of privacy. Read our forum standards and community guidelines.

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus