It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
(visit the link for the full news article)
WASHINGTON: Israel carried out a major military exercise earlier this month that American officials say appeared to be a rehearsal for a potential bombing attack on Iran's nuclear facilities.
Several American officials said the Israeli exercise appeared to be an effort to develop the military's capacity to carry out long-range strikes and to demonstrate the seriousness with which Israel views Iran's nuclear program.
Originally posted by FredT
The Iranian nuclear facilites are way too dug in. It seems pretty clear that Isreal intent is to draw the US in. Given the combat radius of the F-15 and -16's at least half the strike package would be for buddy stores unless they plan on having USAF tankers cover thier strike a/c. And even that may not be able to hit the facilities in the eastern part of the country.
Iran will retalite and Isreal hope this will draw the US into open war IMHO.
[edit on 6/20/08 by FredT]