Israeli Forces Trained for Iran Strike

This Jerusalem Post piece reports that the Israeli Air Force is trained for a strike against Iranian nuclear facilities. The reserve colonel who led the 1981 strike against Iraq’s reactor at Osirak believes that an assault is possible despite the obvious lessons that Iran would have gleaned from the Iraqi experience, dispersing and probably hardening its facilities. The 1981 strike initiated what has come to be referred to as the Begin Doctine, Israel’s assertion of the right to make a preemptive strike to prevent any of its Arab neighbors from attaining nuclear weapons capability.