The United States Almost Bombed Iran in the 1990s
The National Interest -

David Axe

Security, Middle East

“The Pentagon drew up military plans which ranged from launching cruise missiles at Iranian targets to undertaking a full-blown ground invasion of Iran.”

The last time U.S. troops engaged in direct combat with Iran’s own regular forces was in April 1988, when U.S. naval forces struck Iranian ships and sea bases in retaliation for Iranian mining of the Persian Gulf.

A decade later the United States came close to attacking Iran again, this time in retaliation for...

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