New Iran Strategy
All is not necessarily lost with respect to Iran. But we must be clear on our objectives, strategy, and tools. There is urgency and opportunity if we do so.
US Objectives: What objectives are core to US national security? First, elimination of the threat posed by the Islamic Republic regionally and globally. This requires elimination of its nuclear, chemical, and biological programs and their means of delivery. It also requires eliminating its support for terrorism.
Second, since all previous efforts to achieve the first objective have failed, we need regime change. With Libya, we achieved change in the most threatening regime behaviors, and thus regime change did not require change in the political structure.… Seguir leyendo »