Sunday, August 23, 2009

Wire: Head of Joint Chiefs Says Afghan Conflict 'Serious' and 'Deteriorating'

Off the Wire

Off the Wire:

WASHINGTON, Aug. 23, 2009 -- Newswire services this morning reported that the situation in Afghanistan is "serious and deteriorating," Washington's top military officer said on Sunday.

"I think it is serious and it is deteriorating, and I've said that over the past couple of years, that the Taliban insurgency has gotten better, more sophisticated in their tactics," Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, told CNN.

This is a developing story with more to follow.

(Report from newswire sources.)

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