The United States military is getting more involved in the Haiti relief effort by the day. On Wednesday, 4,000 more troops were added, bringing the total U.S. presence in the country to about 16,000. As the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen is the country's highest ranking officer in the armed services. John sat down with Adm. Mullen at the Pentagon on Wednesday for a wide-ranging conversation. In part one of our interview, we ask him about the use of Guantanamo Bay in the relief effort, the "war" with Al Qaeda, and the renewed focus on Yemen.
"What's been the struggle initially with this is because those have been injured so badly--many of them are crush injuries--we've seen infection set in, and many amputations have had to occur. So you just can't show up to a medical facility, if you will...I see this as, along with food and water, the most significant challenge."
--Adm. Mike Mullen