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The commander said the Guard navy has already carried out exercises targeting mock-ups of American warships. In one case, he said, it took 50 seconds to destroy one of the simulated warships.
Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren mocked the Iranian mock-up, saying he had seen a classified image that showed it listing to the side by about 30 degrees. "My guess is you could sink the mock-up in 50 seconds," he said.
"Aircraft carriers are the symbol of America's military might," he said. "The carriers are responsible for supplying America's air power. So, it's natural that we want to sink the carriers."
originally posted by: HanzHenry
wow, this guy is a military genius. Our ships are a target in war?
next he will say our tanks are a target in war.
originally posted by: airforce47
Let's just say for exercise purposes than during a confrontation Iran did attack and sink one or more ships from an aircraft carrier task force including the carrier. What would happen?
In all likelihood the President would order B2s immediately launched for an attack on a high value target in Iran. At the same time the US would launch cruise missiles with conventional warheads at the same like targets. DOD would go to DEFCON 1 on a full military alert in preparation for orders from the White House for a preemptive nuclear strike while the President convened both houses of Congress to declare war.
In the meantime, Israel, an avowed enemy of the Islamic state just might beat everybody to the punch with a declaration of war seconds before their own weapons hit Iran and destroy it. Never underestimate the power of the IDF. They will defend Israel to the death even if it means the death of the state of Israel and tens of million of Iranians not to mention the global damage due to radiation poisoning.
I think for this reason Iran will never attempt to destroy Israel militarily. The cost is simply to high and when the dust clears Iran as a nation will be no more and the same applies to the us.
Exercise closed as a no brainer and my best.
originally posted by: grey580
a reply to: CeeRZ
So they spent a few billion dollars to build a replica of the Nimitz?
Cool Story Bro!
According to the article, their commander did a mock targeted exercise to sink one of their simulated warships, and it only took 50 seconds.