Small cracks have emerged in the relationship between the United States and Israel, mostly over the issue of Israeli settlements on the West Bank.
Next week, the Obama administration is putting Israel front and center, sending three high-ranking officials there — Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, National Security Advisor Jim Jones and special envoy George Mitchell.
Iran and its nuclear program are expected to be high on the agenda. This week, U.S. and Israeli officials aborted a test of a planned missile-defense shield for Israel.
Anthony Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies joins Martin Savidge to discuss the possibility that Israel might attack Iranian nuclear sites and how Iran and the U.S. would react to an Israeli attack on Iran.