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Top US military officer ready to debate Afghan war

Top US military officer ready to debate Afghan war

The top U.S. military officer says he welcomes debate about the war in Afghanistan on the heels of a recent poll showing diminishing support for the conflict.
Speaking Tuesday to the American Legion's national convention in Louisville, Adm. Mike Mullen said Americans should "take a good, hard look at this fight we're in, what we're doing and why we're doing it."
Mullen says he'd rather see the country argue about the war than ignore it. The admiral also says rebuilding Afghanistan is just as important as military might.
Mullen's comments come amid signs of diminishing support among war-weary Americans. Just more than 50 percent of respondents to a recent Washington Post-ABC News poll said the war in Afghanistan is not worth fighting.


Updated : 2020-11-30 10:06 GMT+08:00