Gates: US lacks long term Iran plan

WASHINGTON — A memo from US Defense Secretary Robert Gates to the White House warned that the United States lacks a nimble long-term plan for dealing with Iran's nuclear program, according to a published report.
One senior official described the memo as "a wake-up call." But the recipient of the document, Gen. James Jones - US President Barack Obama's national security adviser - said that the administration has a plan that "anticipates the full range of contingencies."
"The secretary believes the president and his national security team have spent an extraordinary amount of time and effort considering and preparing for the full range of contingencies with respect to Iran," Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell said.