Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Not Content With Just Two Theaters Of Military Warfare In Post 9/11 World, U.S. Prepares To Expand Military Operations To Third Ring

... "When he was asked whether General Petraeus’s promotion to the theater-wide post [of head of the Central Command], coupled with the selection of his former deputy, General Odierno, to lead forces in Iraq, should be interpreted as a warning to Iran, which has often been accused of meddling with the affairs of its neighbor Iraq, Mr. Gates did not answer directly.

But he did not discourage the suggestion of a warning to Iran when he said, “What Iranians are doing is killing American servicemen inside Iraq.”" ...

David Stout "Petraeus to Be Nominated to Lead Forces in Middle East" New York Times April 23, 2008

An early U.S. tactical nuclear weapon test blast in 1953.

Photo credit: U.S. Department of Energy via Wikipedia. With thanks.


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