U.S. media: U.S. military or the end of the missile and bomb Iran’s nuclear program
While the U.S. State Department Special Adviser of nuclear weapons, Iran sanctions, coordination Officer Robert? Eindhoven visit to Asia, ask China to cooperate with the U.S. sanctions against Iran on the occasion, the Pentagon sent out the signal, the U.S. military attack on Iran’s program has been prepared properly, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Michael Mullen said that although the U.S. attack on Iran is not the preferred option, but the “military option has been and continues to be on the table, … it is an important choice.”
In an interview with NBC interview, Michael . Mullen of this month that the U.S. government really has developed plans to attack Iran. His remarks aroused international concern of the parties, the Chinese Foreign Ministry has expressed opposition. Tehran’s reaction was particularly strong, the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards political bureau head Ya Dula. Jia Wani said, as was the U.S. attack, Iran will make a strong fight back.
this, the Washington Times invited experts attempt to analyze the possible U.S. military attack on Iran means that the Pentagon is prepared to end missile and bomb Iran’s nuclear program. Article excerpts are as follows:
military analysts expected, if the United States to conduct war plan, the Pentagon will rely heavily on B-2 bombers and cruise missiles to destroy the Iranian nuclear weapons capability; U.S. warships, submarines and B-52 bombers have the capability to launch missiles to destroy Iran’s air defense forces and nuclear facilities. B-2 bomber will drop a few tons of bombs, including ground-penetrating bomb to destroy Tehran’s underground nuclear facilities.
former military fighter pilot, retired Air Force Lieutenant General Thomas McKinney (ThomasMcInerney) that, when the U.S. launched cruise missiles, B-2 bombers circling over in Iran, execute air missions, the whole operation will continue for several days.
military analysts, “Global Security” Web site operators to John Parker (JohnPike) pointed out that although Iran has many potential targets, but only about six or seven most important nuclear facilities, If the destruction of these facilities, Iran’s nuclear program will suffer heavy losses. He speculated that the site may occur if the war situation: “The U.S. air strike on Iran will greatly exceed the scope of the 1981 Israeli nuclear facilities in Iraq Center Tammuz blow, but with air strikes against Iraq in 2003 is extremely similar to the U.S. military will the use of all of the B-2 stealth bomber, took off from Diego Garcia, or direct from the United States Iran to destroy its suspect nuclear facilities within the target. “
Obama won this summer United Nations support, the introduction of a new round of economic sanctions on Iran’s program, but by means of banking and trade sanctions, is make the hard-line Tehran government to abandon its nuclear facilities, it is suspicious.
A former senior U.S. defense officials told The Washington Times that the Bush administration, the United States Joint Chiefs of Staff has repeatedly discussed the Iranian issue, but has not set a definite program of action. High-level meeting was worried that if the United States to take action, the Iranian people will rally support for the government to give up is the burgeoning democratic movement.
U.S. economic sanctions against Iran if the plan fails, Washington will face a dilemma ─ ─ allow Iran to build nuclear weapons, threaten Israel, the U.S. local allies, or air strikes.
with the 2003 bombing mission in Iraq perform an F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter retired U.S. Air Force’s stealth attack aircraft can spend only two models: B- 2 and F-22 Raptor. F-22 Raptor, but has not been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, the United States only in the US-South Korean military exercises held on the deployed F-22, its role is only to the DPRK that the United States military forces.
If the U.S. plans to commence long-range bombing missions against Iran, F-22 should be a good choice, it is good to penetrate heavily defended airspace and bomb toward the designated target.
But retired Air Force Gen. Charles Horner (CharlesA.Horner) that the B-2 bomber may be more suited to this task. He pointed out that if you want to destroy nuclear facilities, we are likely to damage to its underground facilities together, and B-2 bombers will be able to do this. Charles Horner will be the 1991 Gulf War when the U.S. Air Force commander.
the other hand, according to Agence France-Presse reported, for China’s opposition to U.S. unilateral sanctions against Iran, the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee’s chief Republican Lehtinen 2, issued a statement calling the United States according to their law, to impose sanctions on China and Russia to punish Russia’s recent investment in Iran’s energy sector behavior. She was referring to Russia’s “contempt for the U.S. sanctions”, the huge investment in Iran’s energy sector, the effective support of Tehran. U.S. officials have said the U.S. sanctions that many companies move out of Iran, and China’s companies then fill those gaps.