Alex Spillius
Telegraph
December 8, 2009

[efoods]”This is the most dangerous time I’ve seen growing up the last four decades in uniform,” Adm Mike Mullen told audiences of soldiers and marines, some of whom are weeks away from flying to conflict.

“We are not winning, which means we are losing and as we are losing, the message traffic out there to [insurgency] recruits keeps getting better and better and more keep coming.”

Telling soldiers that he expected to be a tough fight and rising casualties in 2010, he said: “I don’t want to be in any way unclear about that. This is what happened in Iraq during the surge and as tragic as it is, to turn this thing around, it will be a part of this surge, as well.”

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