February 15th, 2012
07:35 PM ET

Broadwell: military strike on Iran "doesn't make sense"

As Iran broadcasts images of the country's leadership reviewing the first Iranian-made nuclear fuel rods–key components for any nation intent on creating a nuclear weapon. The question remains: what options does the U.S. have to keep Iran from getting the bomb? On CNN's Erin Burnett OutFront, former military intelligence officer Paula Broadwell said a military strike "doesn't make sense" since "we don't have the funds and resources...nor, I think, the political will."

Polls show 58% of Americans would consider military options to keep Iran from getting nuclear weapons, but Broadwell says many Americans may not be considering the likely fallout from an attack–including the Iranian response. Broadwell says Iran may choose to attack–directly or through other groups–"soft targets" outside the U.S., including embassies and American troops stationed overseas.

Filed under: National Security
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  1. Marc Campbell

    Everything comes down to the fact that Broadwell is correct. Perhaps we should all watch 'Lions for Lambs' again
    carefully.. followed by 'Spygames' and 'Behind Enemy Lines' this weekend. Thanks

    February 17, 2012 at 12:44 pm | Reply
  2. DJMIVet

    11 PM EDT topic: Iran's potential nuclear program. CNN anchor read teleprompter stating that if Iran could develop a missile capable of traveling 6000 miles Iran could strike the United States. I believe there is a problem, Tehran Iran is 7149 miles from Miami FL, the nearest large US city. Can't anyone at CNN do a web search on the distance from Iran to the US? It took me all of 30 seconds. If they can't get something like basic Geography right, how can anyone trust them when it comes to reporting news??? I guess CNN writers and editors are just as dumb as teachers and global warming scientists!

    February 16, 2012 at 11:15 pm | Reply

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