Barak: We must have the kidnapped soldiers returned, alive or dead

Defense Minister Ehud Barak met with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Michael Mullen, on Saturday where the two discussed a series of regional security matters. Barak said during the meeting that "as a soldier and as someone who has commanded soldiers and is Defense Minister, I have determined that we have military and ethical responsibility to have [the kidnapped soldiers] returned home- alive or dead."