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U.S. army chief heads to Israel as fears over attack on Iran mount

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Barak Ravid
Haaretz
January 15, 2012

Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, is scheduled to arrive in Israel on Thursday for talks with Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, and other senior defense and intelligence officials.

The visit comes as the United States attempts to coordinate with Israel on the issue of Iran’s nuclear capabilities, and to determine Israel’s intentions with regard to a possible attack on Iranian nuclear facilities.

Dempsey may also meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Ahead of Dempsey’s visit, the Wall Street Journal published statements by senior American officers who said the United States had increased preparations for a possible Israeli attack on Iran. They also said the United States has refreshed plans for defending American installations in the Middle East in the event of a retaliation by Iran.

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[1] Full article here: http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/u-s-army-chief-heads-to-israel-as-fears-over-attack-on-iran-mount-1.407342

[2] Barak: Israel ‘very far off’ from decision on Iran attack: http://www.prisonplanet.com/barak-israel-very-far-off-from-decision-on-iran-attack.html

[3] U.S. concerned that Barak is pushing for Israeli attack on Iran: http://www.prisonplanet.com/u-s-concerned-that-barak-is-pushing-for-israeli-attack-on-iran.html

[4] U.S. Chief of Staff: U.S. and Israel have shared understanding of Mideast security: http://www.prisonplanet.com/u-s-chief-of-staff-u-s-and-israel-have-shared-understanding-of-mideast-security.html

[5] Barak: Israel made no promises not to attack Iran: http://www.prisonplanet.com/barak-israel-made-no-promises-not-to-attack-iran.html

[6] Former Mossad chief: Israel will know before Iran begins producing nuclear weapons: http://www.prisonplanet.com/former-mossad-chief-israel-will-know-before-iran-begins-producing-nuclear-weapons.html

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