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Mullen: Troops to Stay in Haiti as Needed

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Adm. Mike Mullen says the U.S. military is prepared to keep troops in Haiti so long as security for the relief effort is needed.

He told reporters Friday that the security situation remains calm and that demands for immediate medical attention have declined. Still, he said, there was no 'definite date' for troop withdrawals.

When asked whether Haiti's upcoming rainy season could complicate factors, he said he didn't want to "accept that as a premise."

There are some 11,000 troops there now.

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