Leaked Pentagon ‘war plan’ shows how U.S. could destroy Iran overnight in shock and awe attack

Leaked Pentagon 'war plan' shows how U.S. could destroy Iran overnight in shock and awe attack

According to The Sun, article leaked Pentagon documents show how how U.S. could destroy Iran overnight in shock and awe attack. The war plan, codenamed Theatre Iran Near Term (TIRANNT), is believed to be the blueprint for a strike paving the way to crush the country’s power base within 24 hours. A war on Iran has been on the Pentagon’s drawing board for more than ten years. The leaked plans have reemerged amid rising fears of an imminent conflict after Tehran’s missile and drone strike on Saudi Arabian oil plants.

The war plan, which also involves NATO and Israeli forces, was leaked by William Arkin, a former US intelligence analyst.

War plans were initially sketched in the planning for the Iraq War back in 2003 – and these plans are now more relevant than ever as the US squares up to Iran.

Almost certainly Iran’s nuclear plants and facilities would be destroyed first. And while conventional weapons would be used instead of nukes, the attack would nonetheless crush Iran’s military strength with little more than a day.

Under TIRANNT, cruise missiles would be unleashed from ships in the Gulf and bombs dropped from formations of B-52 Stratofortress as well as B-2 stealth warplanes. More than 10,000 targets would be pummelled.

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Planes could fly from the British territory of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean, Saudi Arabia, and the United Kingdom.

Presently there is only one US Navy aircraft carrier deployed to the Gulf, the USS Abraham Lincoln. But the plan highlights how six aircraft carrier groups can be dispatched off the coast of Iran at a month’s notice.

The sheer intensity of the air raids would mirror the 2003 “shock and awe” attacks in Iraq. This quickly saw that country’s defences crumble before an invasion swept dictator Saddam Hussein from power.


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