Category Archives: Iran

A few questions for our leaders about the next war

Nobody ever defended anything successfully, there is only attack and attack and attack some more. – George S. Patton The idea that a war can be won by standing on the defensive and waiting for the enemy to attack is … Continue reading

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Trump stops feeding the crocodile

As everyone knows, US President Donald Trump has dumped the so-called “Iran deal” (JCPOA), and re-imposed strict economic sanctions on the Iranian regime. I agree with PM Netanyahu that not only did the deal not prevent Iran from developing nuclear … Continue reading

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Why war between Israel and Iran is unlikely today

Si vis pacem, para bellum (if you want peace, prepare for war) – Vegetius, c. 450 CE I’ve said that I am expecting a hot war soon. But recent developments are changing my mind. The strategy of deterrence and interdiction … Continue reading

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The case for regime change in Iran

What can or should be done in response to the continuing Syrian bloodbath? And who, if anyone, should do it? In a NY Times column, Max Fisher has described “America’s Three Bad Options in Syria” (he leaves out the fourth … Continue reading

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A threat and an ultimatum

Israel seems to have hopes that diplomatic action by the US or Russia or even the UN can or will restrain Iranian expansionism and threats against Israel. This is pointless, and indeed works in Iran’s favor by giving her time … Continue reading

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