Bending the Third Rail
Because We Should, We Can, We Do
Thursday, February 22, 2007
If You Were An Iranian General, What Would You Do?
If you are interested in an experts opinion on the options open to Iran in the event of an American attack, take a look at this., written as if presented to the Iranian government by it's military leadership.
I call our strategy “horizontal escalation.” I know horizontal escalation is not an Iranian term, but it captures the essence of what we will be doing. The term comes from the Cold War. U.S. strategists used it when they were referring to attacks on the Soviet Union outside the Central Front in Europe. The essence of the strategy is: “If you can’t win in one place, take the fight to another.”