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Mullen heading to Middle East

Adm. Mike Mullen speaks in Washington on Feb. 2. (Associated Press)
Adm. Mike Mullen speaks in Washington on Feb. 2. (Associated Press)

 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



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