March 30th, 2010
07:38 AM ET

Mullen meets with Helmand governor

KABUL, Afghanistan  - The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen, met with the governor of Helmand province in southern Afghanistan Tuesday.

The meeting took place in Marjah, the spokesman for Gov. Gulab Mangal said. No further details on the meeting were available.

The battle-scarred enclave of Marjah was the site of Operation Moshtarak, where U.S and other troops took on Taliban militants in a massive military offensive.

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  1. Iraq Paramedic

    Hello Khiva,
    Quite a knowledgable responce there to Daniel's opinion. My question to you & Mr.Mangal is why did he not run in the recent elections? Another question would be if this man is truely a man of his people why would he allow them to go uneducated, provide assylum to drug dealers & allow the unopposed torture of women? There are a lot of cultural differances here but, basic human rights are spelled out in the Q'uran & the Holey Bible & the Jewish Tora. Loyalty is a good trait but, loyalty to those who would use, abuse & keep people from knowledge that would feed, medicate & educate them is no loyalty at all just fear. May GOD Bless & keep us all!!!!!!!!!

    March 31, 2010 at 2:30 am | Report abuse |
  2. Lennybaby

    Here we go again,whoever we can't kill off,we'll just simply pay off,whatever it takes to win this dispicable war.For President Obama,it takes priority over everyhing and everybody else including our elderly,our poor and our school system.

    March 30, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  3. Khiva

    You don't have any idea what you're talking about. I know Hajji Ghulab Mangal, I served in the field for months with him, and I am proud to consider him a friend. He is the only Afghan alive I would take a bullet for. He is without a doubt the greatest living Afghan, a fearless man and a tireless and incorruptible servant of Afghanistan. Ask any US military commander who has served in Helmand and you'll get the same response. Karzai has tried to fire him every month for the last year because he won't give in and go along with the Karzai Mafia. Someday, if Afghanistan is very lucky, the Karzai Crime Family will go back to Pakistan where they belong with their stolen billions, and Hajji Ghulab Mangal will become President of Afghanistan. Get a little knowledge before you vomit out your stupid opinions.

    March 30, 2010 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  4. Daniel

    I just wonder how much this Gen.Mullen offered this Elitist to collaborate with NATO.Now I see just where our hard earned tax money goes.Just forget about the elderly,the poor and our schoolsystem and spend the money on Afghanistan and Pakistan and pay off the Islam Elitists,instead!

    March 30, 2010 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |