Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Israel and the United States have “better military options” against Iran than they did a year ago.
The Pentagon lifted its ban on women in front-line combat roles on Thursday in a historic step toward gender equality in the U.S. armed forces after 11 years of nonstop war, during which the front lines were often not clearly defined.
Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Israel is facing an "existential" threat from Iran that the United States does not view with the same urgency.
Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a Senate committee that he did not advise Israel against striking Iran's nuclear facilities. Dempsey appeared Tuesday before the Senate Budget Committee, where he said he had spoken to Israeli officials about the timing of such a strike.