Gates: No Immediate Military Threat from Iran

January 17, 2008
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“Iran poses “significant challenges” but is not a direct military threat to the United States in the near term, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said in an NPR interview. Gates also said he has no plans to send more troops to Afghanistan beyond the recently announced deployment of about 3,000 Marines.

In an interview with Steve Inskeep, Gates discussed threats to American security and how he judges where U.S. forces need to be.” (NPR)