April 16th, 2009
11:25 AM ET

Admiral Mullen talks Taliban

CNN's Christiane Amanpour asks Joint Chiefs Chairman Admiral Mike Mullen about the Taliban in Pakistan.

Filed under: Christiane Amanpour • Pakistan • Taliban
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  1. timelesstraveller

    When we march in our millions on washington for the women and the children of the world we would then have come of age. Male children are included here in the statement, the children of the world. With modern communications and modern nuclear missile delivery systems the world has become our home, and what is happening in it is in our backyard is our business. This is the real globalization not just an agreement to move resources from one place to another.
    The plight of women in other countries is not a military situation, it is our domestic responsibility.

    Most of the males that are vunerable to indoctrination into a radical cause are at that age when their harmonys are going wild and in societies where there is not an outlet this energy is used. This same energy has/is been used to recruit them to fight in wars no matter if the war is just or not. Where there is poverty, injustice or/and suppression they are there, young and full of the male urge ready and ripe for picking. Education, a fair future and a sense of self respect and respect for others may help. Timelesstraveller

    April 17, 2009 at 5:00 pm |
  2. ronvan

    I would not be surprised if the Admiral has already been reprimanded.
    At this level the vast majority of our military leaders will only comment on their views in private, or after they retire. I have known only 1 general officer that gave his opinion and was critized and overruled, that had the conviction & courage to actually retire and NO you will not see him on TV.

    April 17, 2009 at 9:48 am |
  3. Joanne Gilbert

    I am very glad to see Christianne spend time on your show presenting the footage of the women protesting in Afganistan. What courage it must take for them. Just think what awaits for them when they get home. Both Canada's ambassor to Afganistan and Prime Minister Stephen Harper have given stern warning to the PM of Afganistan. Thank you for your continued interest in this story.

    April 16, 2009 at 1:44 pm |
  4. david blankenship

    Go to blackwater outlaws myspace and listen to Mr, poltican and tell me what you think!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 16, 2009 at 11:52 am |