A U.S. aircraft carrier is headed to the Persian Gulf, B-52 bombers have been deployed to the region and the U.S. military has made plans for a possible war with Iran. President Donald Trump has been anti-Iran since he entered the Oval Office, but with some of his more moderate advisers out and more hawkish advisers in, the U.S. has been flirting with the idea of a new military conflict in the Middle East.
When National Security Adviser John Bolton announced the new deployments last week, he told reporters that the U.S. had intelligence suggesting Iran or its proxies were preparing an attack on American interests.
“The United States is not seeking war with the Iranian regime,” Bolton said. “But we are fully prepared to respond to any attack, whether by proxy, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, or regular Iranian forces.” For its part, Iran has denied the American suggestion and warned that Washington was operating on false intelligence.
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Update: The Many Ways Iran Could Target the United States (The Atlantic)
WNU Editor: The above two posts provide a more detailed analysis on how Iran could wage war.