Admiral Mike Mullen Helpfully Illustrates the Idiom ‘Good Soldier’


More force for more time is, without doubt, the safer course … But that does not necessarily make it the best course. Only the president, in the end, can really determine the acceptable level of risk we must take. I believe he has done so.” —The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff admits he disagreed with the president’s accelerated timetable for pulling troops out of Afghanistan, but “now fully able to ‘support the president’s decisions’” [NYT]