Mullen says AfPak review shows U.S. on 'right track'
December 17th, 2010
11:12 AM ET

Mullen says AfPak review shows U.S. on 'right track'

America's top military official said the U.S. review of strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan "shows us that we are on the right track," but more progress needs to be made, particularly in the area of government and the rule of law.

"I remain convinced that we have the right strategy, we have the right leadership and we now have the right resources in place to disrupt, dismantle and defeat al Qaeda, to reverse the momentum of the Taliban and to prevent Afghanistan from becoming a safe haven," said Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

"We can take nothing for granted at this point. In fact, our review tells us that in order to fully cement the progress we've made, we must work harder with local government on the delivery of basic services and on accountability."

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  1. wakil

    The only success of Karsai has been in recent 9 years to keep the power in his tribe (Pashtuns) and weaken the position of the majority of non-pashtuns in the country. The Pashtundynasties ruling the country since 1747 contributed nothing to modernize or civilize Afghanistan.
    Karsai rely on extremist group of Hisbe-Islami of mass-murderer Hekmatyar, racist group of Afghanmellat and on some fraction of Taliban, all Pashtuns. The Pashtuns are good fighters, love their freedom and suffered alot in last 3 decades. Its time now to build a government of national unity, share the power between the 4 major ethnics in the country and fight together the extremist group of Taleban.There ist enough Anti-Taleban poweri n Afghanistan itself, which needs to be revived..

    December 18, 2010 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  2. Dindy.....

    Jhon.........he has not got a name when he was born so he writes under other peoples name .

    December 17, 2010 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      No Dindy,his problem is that he(Bledsoe) acqrired a taste for writing on the bathroom walls in high school and has yet to get over it!!!

      December 18, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dindy.....

        🙂 🙂 Oh ...dear

        December 19, 2010 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  3. Dan in Lafayette, IN

    We can't fight the good fight if the people we are fighting for are corrupt and not law abiding people. The Afghan justice system must hand out stiffer penalties for those officials taking bribes or abusing their position!

    December 17, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |