John Johns, Brig. General (Ret.), US Army | November 16, 2011
Republican candidates have been scoring political points with their hawkish stances on Iran, but they don’t understand the complexities of the situation. ++ Many top security analysts think a military faceoff with Tehran would open a Pandora’s box of new dangers for the US and its allies. ++ Sanctions are working to isolate the regime, and an attack would only unify internal groups that are currently fighting amongst themselves. ++ We failed to ask the hard questions about Iraq; we cannot make the same mistake with Iran.