WASHINGTON —The US military has a plan to attack Iran, the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff said Sunday, although he added that he thinks a strike is probably a bad idea.
Adm. 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 told NBC television's "Meet The Press" that a military strike remains an option if need be.
He added that, should it come to that, the military has a plan at hand. He didn't elaborate.