Bread not the Bomb!

Ahmadinejad has warned that Iran will ‘cut the hand off any aggressor* but his forces are in no position to defeat a concerted US air campaign. Warfighting capabilities are hindered by general obsolescence and a culture that focuses on loyalty to the regime rather than professional competence. The Iranian Air Force is proud of being ‘an ideological force that is bound to Islamic and revolutionary values/ but that does little to equip commanders to out-think their US equivalents who have honed skills from the 1991 Desert Storm campaign onwards. The only cards in the Iranian hand are air defence missile systems, dispersed nuclear facilities and underground protection. But these will count as nothing against a massed air campaign that would be precise, tailored and very, very effective. READ THE FULL ARTICLE athttps://www.jstor.org/stable/40477721?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents