The United States Almost Bombed Iran in the 1990s

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The National Interest—David Axe Security, Middle East “The Pentagon drew up military plans which ranged from launching cruise missiles at Iranian targets to undertaking a full-blown ground invasion of Iran.” The last time U.S. troops engaged in direct combat with Iran’s own regular forces was in April 1988, when U.S. naval forces struck Iranian ships and sea bases in retaliation for Iranian mining of the Persian Gulf. A decade later the United States came close to attacking Iran again, this time in retaliation for...

How Iran Would Wage Cyber War Against the United States. Robert Kennedy Security, Middle East Who would win? How bad could it get? Could it lead to a larger war? As tensions continue to mount between the United States and Iran, many analysts fear a military conflict could soon erupt, potentially engulfing the region. While such a conflict is certainly possible, and the situation remains highly fluid, the reality is that neither Iran nor the United States actually wants a war. Iran knows it can’t withstand one against the United States, and President...