Obama-Era Windfall Enabling Iranian Military Buildup

Iran is engaging in an unprecedented buildup of military assets thanks to the billions obtained through the Obama-brokered and highly flawed nuclear deal. Iran’s military leaders are boasting of carrying out a transformation of their fighting capabilities, giving the regime the option of becoming an offensive juggernaut throughout the Gulf region. Such claims are already the source of major concern amongst senior figures in Washington. Late April reports from inside Iran cited officials describing a 145% increase in the defense budget under the tenure of the so-called “moderate” President Hassan Rouhani and the regime’s military forces aiming to launch a massive restructuring with the objective of becoming a force always on the initiative. Since the implementation of the Iran nuclear deal, senior regime officials have used the resulting windfall to purchase new military hardware and additional armaments. Note that there is no...(Read Full Article)