Any study by the leftist Federation of American Scientists is automatically suspect. This one smells.
No real mention of the US just taking out Iran’s oil fields/pumping capacity/natural gas lines. That would cripple the economy without starting a major war.
Also, we would not “invade” Iran because they have a much larger, well armed Army than Saddam did (Just ask my son who fought against the Iraqi irregulars while witnessing what the 3rd ID did to the Republican Guard divisions.) No use risking ground troops when you can fight from the air and sea at much less a risk.
With US oil production reaching potentially all time levels, any oil loss from Iran could be made up from our own supplies. Now you know why Obama doesn’t want the Keystone pipeline built. It is our secret weapon in any “oil wars”.
Additionally, our military attacks would be aimed at Command and Control Centers of the Republican Guard, key naval facilities to stop “swarms” before they could be formed, and key anti-ship missile sites and ships.
Would also target some major missile bases.
Grant us air superiority from the beginning plus some very interesting cyber-attacks and EMP warfare.
Trusting any thing from the FAS is like trusting a pedophile to babysit your children.
I remember when Jeremy Stone headed FAS, he being the son of identified Communist Party member/KGB asset I.F. Stone. Go back and see what positions FAS took re the Soviet Union and our weapons programs during the Cold War. They weren’t on our side.
No need to say any more. Their past actions and positions tell us that they are not to be trusted.
Their past actions and positions tell us that they are not to be trusted.
Don’t know about them, but I do know that when a Bush economic advisor said the Iraq war would cost hundreds of billions, they canned him — and freepers booed him. Turned out he was on the low side. If you think an Iran war would be cheap, and wouldn’t cause economic havoc, you’re lying or dreaming. This is one reason the GOP lost - too many war lovers around romney. He even had to disclaim them at his third debate, saying “nobody wants another Iraq war.” Unfortunately, there are nuts who do.