Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen is retiring after four years overseeing the U.S. military and 40 years of military service. Kwame Holman reports on Mullen's legacy and the farewell to one of the most influential military leaders…
Army Gen. Martin Dempsey is expected to replace Adm. Mike Mullen as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
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Adm. Mike Mullen, President Bush's nominee to head the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the Senate Tuesday that the troop surge in Iraq is making some headway. He also said security in Iraq is better, though still "not great."…
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates annouced Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Peter Pace's retirement Friday, saying Navy Adm. Mike Mullen has been nominated to replace him. The NewsHour discusses the new leadership with two journalists specializing in the military.
President Bush chose Lt. Gen. Douglas Lute to fill a new position of war czar, whose primary function will be to oversee operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Two officials from previous administrations examine what the new job will entail.
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