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Think the Iraq War Was Hard? Here's What a War in Iran Would Be Like

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The early stages of the campaign would target Iran's existing military infrastructure including air bases naval bases and ballistic missile installations
The early stages of the campaign would target Iran's existing military infrastructure including air bases naval bases and ballistic missile installations
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Invading Iran and dictating terms to an occupied Tehran would be one way to achieve regime change. However, the United States would struggle to directly overthrow the Islamic Republic regime through force of arms. 

The United States lacks regional bases necessary to build up the forces that would be required to invade Iran, destroy its armed forces, displace the revolutionary regime in Tehran, and then control the country on behalf of a new, more amenable government. Instead of an invasion the United States would probably try to induce regime collapse through a policy of military and economic strangulation, led by airstrikes, sea-launched cruise missile strikes and the vigorous employment of special operations forces.

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Lance Ciepiela is a retired senior who had an interesting career in government service - a United States Marine Corps (USMC) Vietnam-Era veteran, who became interested in restoring the Constitution after I realized that W Bush had attacked (more...)
 

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