ROYAL MEETING - U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, meets with his majesty Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain, in Manama, Bahrain, Dec.17, 2010. Mullen and his wife, Deborah, are traveling with the USO holiday tour while also meeting with foreign dignataries and U.S. troops. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Saturday that the U.S. military is "very ready" to counter Iran should it come to that. "I've said all options have been on the table and remain on the table," Mullen said.
Adm. Mike Mullen was in Bahrain, where the U.S. has naval forces, to meet with the country's king. The meeting comes on the heels of leaked diplomatic cables that show leaders in the Middle East nervous about Iran, which has been moving full-speed-ahead with its nuclear program.
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