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Former U.S. Senators Call for Military Action on Iran
The Bipartisan Policy Center’s task force on Iran recommends a U.S. naval buildup in the Persian Gulf as sanctions and diplomacy fail to bring Iran to the table and stop the advancement of its nuclear weapons program. The USS New Orleans, pictured above, is already in the region as one of the vessels in the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet, headquartered in Bahrain.
February 1, 2012
| Security
| Asia and the Pacific
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A powerful group of former U.S. Senators released a report this morning calling on the United States to prepare for a military offensive against Iran. The report asserts that Iran’s progress toward acquiring a nuclear weapon has not been slowed by sanctions, by assassinations of Iranian nuclear scientists, or by a cyber attack launched on its nuclear program, and that diplomatic efforts have fallen flat. That leaves only one option, they write – military force.

“The Iran nuclear problem is not going away. To the contrary, it’s becoming more acute,” Stephen Rademaker, a member of the task force that released the report told LIGNET.com today in an exclusive interview. “We believe the problem remains critical and it is therefore essential that the United States and other countries take action to persuade Iran to change course.”
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