6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Weighing the Benefits and Costs of Military Action Against Iran

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Webcast Recap

Former senior national security officials, military officers, and experts with decades of Middle East experience will convene to present the Iran Project’s Report, a balanced, fact-based analysis on the benefits and costs of military action against Iran. Moving the debate past politics and unexamined assumptions about the ability of military action to achieve U.S. objectives, they offer in this report a foundation for clear thinking about the potential use of force against Iran.

They will examine four central questions: At what point is the use of force justified? What are the objectives of military action and does the United States have the capacity to achieve them? What is the exit strategy?  What are the likely benefits of using military force and what are the immediate and long-term costs?


A panel discussion featuring:

Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations

Lieutenant General Frank Kearney, former Deputy Commander at U.S. Special Operations Command

Dr. James Walsh, MIT Security Studies Program


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