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Analyzing the Impact of Preventive Strikes Against Iran’s Nuclear Facilities

Analyzing the Impact of Preventive Strikes Against Iran’s Nuclear Facilities

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Published by Doug Mataconis
A study from the Center For Strategic & International Studies regarding an attack on Iran's nuclear facilities
A study from the Center For Strategic & International Studies regarding an attack on Iran's nuclear facilities

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Published by: Doug Mataconis on Sep 07, 2012
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www.csis.org |
 Analyzing the Impact of Preventive
Strikes Against Iran’s Nuclear
Facilities
 
September 4 
th 
, 2012 
1800 K Street, NWSuite 400Washington, DC 20006
Phone:
1.202.775.3270
Fax:
1.202.775.3199
Email:
acordesman@gmail.com
Web:
Anthony H. Cordesman,
Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy
and
Abdullah Toukan
 
 
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This report is based on a series of reports by Dr. Anthony Cordesman on Iran,published by the Burke Chair, CSIS. They can be found at:
Iran and the Gulf Military Balance - Part One: Conventional and Asymmetric Forces
,
 
Iran and the Gulf Military Balance II: The Missile and Nuclear Dimensions
,
 
Professor Anthony H. Cordesman can be reached atacordesman@gmail.com Dr. Abdullah Toukan can be contacted at:abdullah.toukan@sagracenter.org Strategic Analysis and Global Risk Assessment (SAGRA) CenterAbu DhabiUAE
9/6/2012
 
PageExecutive Summary 4US Perception of the Iranian Threat 10
The Military Option to Deal with Iran’s Nuclear Program
15Illustrative U.S. Preventive Military Strikes 18
Countering Iran’s Air Defense
29GCC vs Iran Airforce Comparison 33
Iran’s Missile Force
44U.S. & GCC Defense against Iranian Ballistic Missiles 56Countering Iranian attacks on the Straits of Hormuz 64Military Strike Israel: Scenario I 81Military Strike Israel: Scenario II 89US Simulation Results on the Consequences of an Israeli Strike 92Appendix 95
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