Wednesday, March 21, 2012

US war simulation reveals hazards of Israeli strike against Iran

If Israel launches attacks against Iran to prevent it getting the bomb, the United States would likely be sucked into the ensuing war, write MARK MAZZETTI and THOM SHANKER in Washington.

A CLASSIFIED war simulation exercise held this month to assess the repercussions of an Israeli attack on Iran forecasts that the strike would lead to a wider regional war, which could draw in the United States and leave hundreds of Americans dead, according to US officials.
The officials said the so-called war game was not designed as a rehearsal for US military action and they emphasised that the exercise’s results were not the only possible outcome of a real-world conflict. But the game has raised fears among top US planners that it may be impossible to preclude US involvement in any escalating confrontation with Iran, the officials said.
Read more: Irish Times

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