– Eyewitnesses to the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi last month said that the attack “was a planned militant assault. But they also suggest the militants may have used the film controversy as a cover for the attack.”
– British officials said the U.K. is involved in military contingency planning over Iran and other flashpoints in the Middle East, but they insisted that the planning does not involved attacking Iran’s nuclear facilities.
– A Pentagon spokesperson said the U.S. would be on firm legal ground regarding plans for a potential military strike on Iran over its nuclear program. “Whenever we [consider] military action, we do it within the legal confines … of this country” DOD press secretary George Little told reporters at the Pentagon Friday.
– Joint Chiefs chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey arrived in Israel on Sunday to oversee the largest joint U.S./Israeli air defense drill of its kind, which is currently under way.