Israel Defense Force Chief: I’ve Ordered Preparation of Plans to Thwart Iran’s Nuke Program
The Times of Israel - IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi says he has directed the military to prepare operational plans for the possibility that it will need to strike Iran to block its nuclear program.
“Iran can decide that it wants to advance to a bomb, either covertly or in a provocative way. In light of this basic analysis, I have ordered the IDF to prepare a number of operational plans, in addition to the existing ones. We are studying these plans and we will develop them over the next year,” Kohavi says.
He adds: “The government will of course be the one to decide if they should be used. But these plans need to be on the table, in existence and trained for.”.....
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