´Israeli strike on Iran would cost US lives´ (JERUSALEM POST) By JPOST COM STAFF 03/20/12)
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An Israeli strike against Iran would indirectly result in the deaths
of hundreds of Americans, the New York Times quoted US officials as
According to the report, the US military held a war simulation
exercise earlier this month to assess the the American capabilities
to respond to an Israeli attack on Iran. The exercise determined that
such a strike would lead to a wider regional conflict, which could
draw US involvement.
Speaking on condition of anonymity due to the classified nature of
the exercise, officials said that the the drill was not designed as a
rehearsal for US military action, but rather to measure US military
preparedness to threats.
The two-week war game, called "Internal Look," involved a
hypothetical IDF strike on Iranian nuclear facilities. The US
military was drawn into the conflict after Iranian missiles struck a
US warship in the Persian Gulf, killing 200 navy personnel. The US
retaliated by hitting Iranian nuclear facilities.
In the drill, the Iranian nuclear program was set back a total of
three years- one by the initial Israeli strike and two by the US
military. (© 1995-2011, The Jerusalem Post 03/20/12)
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