Report: Israeli strike on Iran would cost US lives

March 20, 2012 00:54


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An Israeli strike against Iran would indirectly result in the deaths of hundreds of Americans, the New York Times quoted US officials as saying Monday.

According to the report, the US military held a war simulation exercise earlier this month to assess the the American capabilities to respond to an Israeli attack on Iran. The exercise determined that such a strike would lead to a wider regional conflict, which could draw US involvement.

Speaking on condition of anonymity due to the classified nature of the exercise, officials said that the the drill was not designed as a rehearsal for US military action, but rather to measure US military preparedness to threats.

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