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February 11th, 2010
09:00 AM ET

War games with Iran

With Iran now ramping up its nuclear programs, tensions are rising between the U.S. and Tehran. So what would happen if America, or perhaps Israel, wound up taking military action against the Iranians?

In Washington, they're conducting war games to prepare for just about any scenario. Our Chris Lawrence has the report.

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Filed under: Iran
soundoff (3 Responses)

    The problem is Iran having nuclear weapons and being able to hold the world hostage.
    Clearly, Isreal and the US need to attack Iran in a united manner.
    The Muslim world needs to feel America's might. Iran's nuclear sites will be contaminated and not likely to be rebuilt. Satelites will reveal any attempt to rebuild and all we do is repeat step 1.
    The Iranian people may or may not reunite behind their evil government but that does not matter. We must keep our eye on the goal–elimination of the world nuclear threat–and we get the job done.
    The price of inaction will far outway the danger posed by the status quo!!
    Iran, like North Korea, cannot be trusted and the world is a fool to think other wise. Sanctions do not solve the problem, they only punish the populace.

    February 11, 2010 at 9:50 am |
  2. mike-sey

    I hope these scenarios are accurate and give America pause before leaping to Israel's defence. Lets face it, America has a bad habit of launching wars when it thinks it can have a quick, easy and costless victory or a slam-dunk so to speak. Think pushing on to the Chinese border in Korea, Vietnam, Cuba, Iraq and Afghanistan, all of which carried with them longstanding and unintended consequences and achieved nothing good for anyone, except the Super Uber patriots who could then whine about being stabbed in the back while blackmailing everybody else for bigger defence budgets and plotting the next stupid adventure to show how tough they are.

    February 11, 2010 at 9:50 am |
  3. jim vicalvi

    I am definitely not a fan of war but something should have been done a lot sooner before Iran was able to improve it's defenses. Instead, we have had people with the same philosophy of appeasement as the ones who led us into WWII in charge. We know that happens in congress but "foggy bottom" is aptly named.

    February 11, 2010 at 9:24 am |