Haaretz reported the U.S. is preparing to back up Israel, should it strike Iran:
Largely as a deterrent to Iran, the U.S. has 15,000 soldiers in Kuwait and has moved a second aircraft carrier strike group to the Persian Gulf region.The U.S. and Israeli war machines are attached at the hip. If we don't want Israel to attack don't rush them stuff or preposition military hardware for their use.
Additionally, the U.S. has been pre-positioning aircraft and other military hardware and has accelerated arms transfers to U.S. allies in the Persian Gulf region.
Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke by telephone on Thursday and General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will visit Israel next week.I thought this would happen on W.'s shift, but it waited for his near twin on national security, President Obama. Will Obama campaign on "don't change President's mid-war"?