Iraq Planning Continues Despite Presidential Election

Adm. Mike Mullen says he's not in a 'strategic holding pattern.'

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The new chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen, has some reassuring news. He tells Whispers that the 2008 presidential election is not intruding on war planning for Iraq and Afghanistan. Dismissing concerns in some corners that the wars are on hold until Election Day, Mullen says, "I'm not in a strategic holding pattern."