US war gaming Israel attack on Iran

The Pentagon and War Colleges war game hundreds of scenarios - some are gamed many times - so this is not unusual nor does it hint at any action by Israel or the US against Iran. But the results of this top secret exercise - obviously leaked by opponents of an Israeli strike - is pretty bad news. New York Times: The two-week war game, called "Internal Look," played out a narrative in which the United States found it was pulled into the conflict after Iranian missiles struck a Navy warship in the Persian Gulf, killing about 200 Americans, according to officials with knowledge of the exercise. The United States then retaliated by launching its own strikes on Iranian nuclear facilities. The initial Israeli attack was assessed to have set back the Iranian nuclear program by roughly a year, and the subsequent American strikes did not slow the Iranian nuclear program by more than an additional two years. However, other Pentagon planners have said that America's arsenal of long-range...(Read Full Post)