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Sun Jun 2, 2013, 01:57 PM

 

Top Israeli, US Generals Draw Up Iran Strike Plan

Two top retired Israeli and American generals last week published an unofficial theoretical sequence of events that is likely to precede any strike against Iran's nuclear program.

American general James Cartwright, most recently chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Maj.-Gen. (res.) Amos Yadlin, former head of the Israel Defense Forces Military Intelligence and Israel Air Force chief of staff, used the exercise to determine what set of events would justify military action against Iran, and, if it comes to that, which nation - Israel or America - should lead the charge.

Generals Cartwright and Yadlin published the report simultaneously to the websites of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and Israel's Institute for National Security Studies (of which Yadlin is the current director) in hopes of sparking more concerted discussion between the two nations' political and defense establishments over the topic.

The narrative of the Cartwright-Yadlin document follows more or less what Israel and its supporters increasingly expect to see happen. Iran will continue to rebuff all international efforts to curb its quest for nuclear arms, necessitating a difficult decision by Washington and Jerusalem to implement preemptive military strikes.

Despite a deep desire to avoid yet another Middle East war, US President Barack Obama will, according to the two generals, feel compelled to take action, acknowledging that allowing Iran to "go nuclear" would be far more dangerous to American interests in the long run.

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Tierra_y_Libertad Jun 2013 #1
spanone Jun 2013 #2
Proud Liberal Dem Jun 2013 #5
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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 02:03 PM

1. Oh, Joy! Another pre-emptive war we can lose.

 

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 02:05 PM

2. two words in first sentence...'unofficial & theoretical'

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Response to spanone (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 02:22 PM

5. Right

I'll need a little more than THAT myself to start believing that war is imminent. We have war plans for lots of eventualities.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 02:16 PM

3. We had better be out of Afghanistan before we strike Iran

 

Those troops have no way home except through Iran, Pakistan, or Russia.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 02:18 PM

4. oh that's helpful

NOT!

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