Admiral Mullen on Afghanistan and Iraq
Posted by Ilan Goldenberg
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Admiral Mullen gave an interview to NPR this morning.
If the current round of fighting subsides and the U.S. withdrawals from Iraq go ahead as planned, Mullen says, he's exploring the idea of shifting troops to Afghanistan — an effort that he says is vastly under resourced.
"So, should we be in a position where more troops are removed from Iraq, the possibility of sending additional troops there — where we need them, clearly — certainly it's a possibility. But it's really going to be based on the availability of troops. We don't have troops — particularly in Brigade Combat Team size — sitting on the shelf, ready to go."