Washington Examiner: Expert: U.S. air strike would stall Iran’s bomb 4 years
Truman Fellow Joe Costa in the Washington Examiner on Iran.
A U.S. air strike on Iran’s nuclear bomb factories would set the terror nation’s project back four years, much longer than if the less capable Israeli air force attacked, according to experts on Iran’s national security.
But it might also kick Iran’s nuclear project into high gear and escalate military retaliation in the area, especially against Israel, and cost U.S. taxpayers millions to fund the thousands of bombing strikes that will likely be needed to sideline Tehran’s rush for the bomb, according to two experts associated with the Truman National Security Project, a group whose board features former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, former Sen. Gary Hart and Center for American Progress Chairman John Podesta.
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