U.S. Well-Positioned for Ongoing Operation Against Iranian Nuclear Facilities

(Ynet News) Eitan Ben-Eliyahu - It is becoming increasingly clear that the sanctions won't be enough to cause the Iranian government to halt its nuclear program. The U.S. has the means to launch an efficient military strike on the Iranian nuclear program. They have intelligence, stealth bombers, ballistic and cruise missiles, bunker buster bombs, as well as electronic warfare and aerial refueling capabilities. The Americans can surround Iran with army forces, they have airfields and aircraft carriers from which reinforcements can be scrambled at a moment's notice, and, in general, their level of preparedness is very high. The attack on the Iraqi nuclear reactor in 1981 was achieved with a short, pinpoint surprise attack. In Iran's case, there are no plans for a surprise, pinpoint attack, but for an ongoing type of operation in which the damage will be inflicted gradually. The mission is mounting destruction and attrition until the nuclear program is halted. Iran's response will surely include Israel, meaning that the Jewish state will be a part of this campaign in any case. Maj.-Gen. (res.) Eitan Ben-Eliyahu is a former commander of the Israel Air Force.

2012-08-03 00:00:00

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