Saturday, February 20, 2016

America's 'Strategic Asset' in the Middle East

"In the early years of the Obama administration, the United States developed an elaborate plan for a cyber attack on Iran in case the diplomatic effort to limit its nuclear program failed, according to a forthcoming documentary film and interviews with military and intelligence officials... The US military develops contingency plans for all kinds of possible conflicts, but this one took on far greater urgency, in part because White House officials believed there was a good chance that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would decide to strike Iran's nuclear facilities, and the US would be drawn into the hostilities that followed." (Cyber strike plan if Iran talks failed, David Sanger, New York Times/Sydney Morning Herald, 19/2/16)

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