| GEO World|
| Top US defense official visits Afghanistan|
| Updated at: 1251 PST, Monday, December 14, 2009|
KABUL: The Pentagon's top military officer visited Afghanistan on Monday just as the first of the 30,000 U.S. reinforcements are starting to deploy to the 8-year-old war.
Adm. Mike Mullen arrived in the Afghan capital of Kabul for a series of meetings with the government of President Hamid Karzai, a spokesman for the international coalition force said.