The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff said yesterday that while a conflict with Iran was not a desired course of action, American armed forces couldn’t ignore the possibility.

“We have certainly focused on Iran for a long time and recognized . . . what the potential could be there,” Adm. Mike Mullen said at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, a think tank. “And at the same time, we’ve looked to do all we can to ensure that conflict doesn’t break out there while at the same time preparing forces, as we do for many contingencies that we understand might occur.”

The U.S. military chief also said he had no doubt that Iran, despite denials by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, was attempting to develop a nuclear arsenal. Source:

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