Admiral Mullen: The President Should Tell No One When He'd Strike Iran

Attacking would merely delay their ability to get a nuclear weapon, he argues, adding that a nuclear Iran would itself be a disaster.



In the clip above, Admiral Michael Mullen, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under Presidents Bush and Obama explains why striking Iran is such a terrible option - and why Iran acquiring a nuclear weapon would be a significant strategic blow and potential long term threat.


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Conor Friedersdorf is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where he focuses on politics and national affairs. He lives in Venice, California, and is the founding editor of The Best of Journalism, a newsletter devoted to exceptional nonfiction.

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