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Pre-Empting Iran: A Military Assessment


While any decision to act against Iran can only be determined by political considerations, it is useful to evaluate Israel’s capacity for military strikes against the Islamic Republic.

Despite the various efforts of the international community to stall Iran’s suspected nuclear-weapons programme – whether through economic sanctions, assassination or cyber-attack – the country has reportedly continued its progression towards a nuclear weapon capability. In this article, Kenneth S Brower evaluates the capacity of Israel, acting unilaterally, and of the US, either acting alone or at the head of a coalition, to reverse this progress through military strikes. The

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