The top U.S. military officer says the United States will
"probably" need more troops in Afghanistan to win the battle against
Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a Senate
committee Tuesday that a "properly-resourced counterinsurgency probably
means more forces."
He said success in Afghanistan will also require more time and commitment to
the development of good governance and more trainers to help rebuild the Afghan
army and police.
Mullen said the U.S. mission in Afghanistan has been "badly
under-resourced" for about five years and that it is "very
clear" that more resources are needed to execute President Barack Obama's
new strategy for Afghanistan.