October 19, 2007


Mullen: U.S. can strike Iran (Bill Gertz, October 19, 2007, Washington Times)

U.S. military forces are capable of conducting operations against Iran if called on to bomb nuclear facilities or other targets, the new Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said yesterday.

"From a military standpoint, there is more than enough reserve to respond if that, in fact, is what the national leadership wanted to do, and so I don't think we're too stretched in that regard," Adm. Michael Mullen told reporters when asked if current operations had worn out U.S. forces.

Those who don't wish to interdict Iran's nuclear program make the same mistake as those who didn't want to decapitate the Soviet regime, confusing a discrete and easily accomplished mission with a pointless invasion, occupation and rebuilding effort. The task under discussion requires precious little in the way of resources.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 19, 2007 8:21 AM
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