Iran – The Man Between War and Peace

Esquire – Thomas P.M. Barnett’s latest on Admiral Fox Fallon:

As head of U. S. Central Command, Admiral William “Fox” Fallon is in charge of American military strategy for the most troubled parts of the world. Now, as the White House has been escalating the war of words with Iran, and seeming ever more determined to strike militarily before the end of this presidency, the admiral has urged restraint and diplomacy. Who will prevail, the president or the admiral?

And the Admiral’s reply to the article: Commander Rejects Article of Praise.
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Iran – The Redirection

New Yorker – In the past few months, as the situation in Iraq has deteriorated, the Bush Administration, in both its public diplomacy and its covert operations, ha significantly shifted its Middle East strategy. The ìredirection,î as some inside the White House have called the new strategy, has brought the Unite States closer to an open confrontation with Iran and, in parts of the region, propelled it into a widening sectarian conflict between Shiite and Sunn Muslims.

Is the Administrationís new policy on Iran benefitting our enemies in the war on terrorism?
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Iran – Mission Iran

The Times – Israel air force squadrons are training to blow up Iran’s uranium-enrichment facility using low-yield nuclear ìbunker-bustersî, according to several Israeli military sources???Israel will not tolerate Iran going nuclear and military sources say it will use tactical strikes unless Iran abandons its programme. Is Israel bluffing or might it really push the button?
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Iran – What Would War Look Like?

Time – An excellent overview of a possible war plan for Iran. A flurry of military maneuvers in the Middle East increases speculation that conflict with Iran is no longer quite so unthinkable. Here’s how the U.S. would fight such a war–and the huge price it would have to pay to win it. (You will have to watch a short ad to view the article for free???)
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Iran – Collapsing Iran

Global Guerillas – John Robb outlines an alternative method for the U.S. to use to dismember Iran’s nuclear capability – dismember the country using effects-based operations. An insightful essay.
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