Mike Mullen

U.S. Adm. Mike Mullen, left, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, shakes hands with Gen. Chen Bingde, chief of the General Staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, after a press conference at the Bayi Building in Beijing, China. The United States is spending too much on its military in light of its recent economic troubles, China's top general Chen said while playing down his country's own military capabilities.

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