Some Israeli security experts say subs, not planes, are the answer to Iran

30.06.2011                      28.Siwan, 5771                      Jom Kippur Katan

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Some Israeli security experts say subs, not planes, are the answer to Iran

The air force can't destroy Iran's nuclear capability, a former navy commander warns, so Israel should instead rely on strategic deterrence

Most experts interpreted former Mossad chief Meir Dagan's warnings against an Israeli attack on Iran as being aimed first and foremost at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak. But there are those who see things a bit differently.
One is the former commander of the Israel Navy, Read Admiral (ret. ) Avraham Botzer. In his view, if Netanyahu and Barak intend to attack in Iran (something this writer doubts ), and if they have a prepared plan for such an attack, it must surely be backed by the air force. "I'm afraid the air force has convinced the politicians that an attack on Iran is possible and will achieve results," Botzer said in an interview to Haaretz. "If I'm right, then we're dealing with a dangerous illusion."…