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Time to Attack Iran

Why a Strike Is the Least Bad Option

Author: Matthew Kroenig
January/February 2012
Foreign Affairs

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Opponents of military action against Iran assume a U.S. military strike would be far more dangerous than simply letting Tehran build a bomb. Not so, argues this former Pentagon defense planner. With a carefully designed strike, Washington could mitigate the costs—or at least bring them down to a bearable level—and spare the region and the world from an unacceptable threat.

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