Friday, September 7, 2012

Iran war plan

The more I dealt with military officers and learned about their operational planning, the more I realized that my civilian notions of "surgical strikes" were foolish. Yet many policymakers and armchair generals like to think of low cost, low risk military operations that somehow have major strategic effects.

Danger Room has an excellent summary of Tony Cordesman's expert analysis of what a military strike at Iran's nuclear facilities would have to entail.

It's also sobering to realize that this is just the preplanned attack, which would prompt Iranian retaliation and most likely a much bigger war than we have seen in the past two decades.

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