White House’s shock request for strike options on Iran suggests an extremely dangerous possibility

“President Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor John Bolton reportedly asked the Pentagon to provide military options for striking Iran, which experts say should have been standard procedure, but somehow managed to shock defense officials” writes Alex Lockie for If Bolton requested options for airstrikes from the Pentagon, “somebody should come back and say that’s a really dumb idea,” he continued.But according to Ned Price, former special assistant to President Obama on the National Security Council, Bolton’s response to an attack on the US represents standard operating procedure.Clawson said it was natural for the US to look to retaliate against Iran after militants under its command attacked US personnel, but that the US had plenty of options, even military options, short of alarming.

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