Monday, September 20, 2004

War games: Iran

War games show that a US strike on Iranian nuclear facilities would not "resolve" the issue:

US spy agencies have played out "war games" to consider possible pre-emptive strikes on Iranian nuclear facilities, and concluded that strikes would not resolve Washington's standoff with Tehran, Newsweek magazine reported Sunday.

"The war games were unsuccessful at preventing the conflict from escalating," an unnamed Air Force source told the magazine in its latest issue.

The Central Intelligence and the Defense Intelligence Agency played out the possible results US strikes, the magazine reported.


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