080827-N-9580K-026 North Arabian Sea (August 27, 2008) Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen and Commander, Carrier Strike Group NINE Rear Adm. Scott Van Buskirk talk with Pakistani Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Ashfaq Kayani and Director General, Military Operations, Major Gen. Ahmad Shuja Pasha on the flight deck aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations to support Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom as well as Maritime Security Operations (MSO). Operations in the 5th Fleet area of responsibility are focused on reassuring regional partners of the United States’ commitment to security, which promotes stability and global prosperity. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist First Class (AW/SG) William John Kipp Jr. (CLEARED FOR RELEASE)
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