NEW YORK, April 18 The nation's top military
officer said on Sunday that a U.S. strike against Iran would go
"a long way" to delaying its nuclear program but that he
considered doing so his "last option" right now.
"Military options would go a long way to delaying it,"
Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,
told reporters after speaking at a forum at Columbia University
in New York.
"That's not my call. That's going to be the president's
call," he added. "But from my perspective ... the last option
is to strike right now."
(Reporting by Adam Entous; Editing by Jackie Frank)