Last Year The White House Reportedly Asked The Pentagon For Military Options To Strike Iran

Reuters: White House asked for options to strike Iran: WSJ

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House’s national security team last fall asked the Pentagon to provide it with options for striking Iran after a group of militants aligned with Tehran fired mortars into an area in Baghdad that is home to the U.S. Embassy, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday.

The request by the National Security Council, which is led by John Bolton, sparked deep concern among Pentagon and State Department officials, the newspaper reported, citing current and former U.S. officials. (

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WNU Editor: Gaming out military scenarios is nothing new. Previous U.S. governments did the same thing. As for U.S. plans to strike Iran. I will know that they are serious if the White House orders the deployment of 3 or 4 carrier strike groups, B-2 bombers to Diego Garcia, and a massive  deployment of troops and Air Force squadrons to the Middle East.

More News On Reports That Last Year The White House Asked The Pentagon For Military Options To Strike Iran

White House Sought Options to Strike Iran -- The Wall Street Journal
Bolton asked Pentagon to develop military options for strike against Iran -- FOX News
Wall Street Journal: White House requested plans last year from Pentagon to attack Iran -- CNN
The White House reportedly asked the Pentagon for military plans to strike Iran -- CNBC
National Security Council asked for military options to strike Iran, report says -- USA Today
Bolton asked Pentagon for options to strike Iran: report -- The Hill
Report: Bolton sought options for attacking Iran -- Arutz Shev
John Bolton's National Security Council sought military options to strike Iran: Report -- Washington Examiner

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