As Israel Rages, US Plans for Iran War Re-Emerge


by PressTV, May 22, 2009
Published here: Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 8:22 PM

US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates (left) says the Pentagon has updated its plans for using military force against Iran at the request of President Barack Obama.
US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates (left) says the Pentagon has updated its plans for using military force against Iran at the request of President Barack Obama.

As Washington gets updates on Israeli plans to strike Iran, US President Barack Obama orders the Pentagon to rejuvenate contingency plans for the use of military in Iran.

Despite the prospects of diplomatic engagement with Tehran over its nuclear program, Defense Secretary and Pentagon chief Robert Gates said Friday that the White House has not ruled out the possibility of a military strike if diplomacy was to fail.

“Presidents always ask their military to have a range of contingency plans available to them,” Gates told NBC television. “And all I would say is that, as a result of our dialogue with the president, we’ve refreshed our plans and all options are on the table.”  Continue reading “As Israel Rages, US Plans for Iran War Re-Emerge”