NO OPTIONS OFF THE TABLE….Yesterday the question was, what does “deal with Iran” mean to Joint Chiefs chairman Mike Mullen? Today he answers. Sort of:
Mullen said the U.S. government will not take any option off the table in responding to the Iranian threat. But speaking to reporters today, Mullen repeatedly made clear that he preferred dealing with the problem through diplomatic or financial pressure rather than a military strike.
Still, Mullen said the military had plans to respond to a variety of potential incidents involving Iran….”I have reserve capability in our Air Force and Navy,” Mullen said. “It would be a mistake to think we are out of combat capability.”