AP/YNET: Mullen says US has Iran strike plan, just in case
- Mullen says US has Iran strike plan, just in case
http://www.ynet.co.il/english/articles/0,7340,L-3928138,00.htmlChairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff says military attack on Islamic Republic remains an option, although he thinks a strike is probably a bad ideaAssociated Press
Published: 08.01.10, 17:44 /The chairman of the United States Joint Chiefs of Staff says the American military has a plan to attack Iran, although he thinks a strike is probably a bad idea.Admiral Mike Mullen, the highest-ranking US military officer, has often warned that a military strike on Iran would have serious and unpredictable ripple effects around the Middle East.At the same time, he says the risk of Iran developing a nuclear weapon is unacceptable.Mullen would not say which risk he thinks is worse. But he tells NBC television's "Meet The Press" that a military strike remains an option if need be.And he says that, should it come to that, the military has a plan at hand. He didn't elaborate.