The Cordesman Criteria: How to prevent war with Iran

By CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER, WASHINGTON POST  — Either Israel is engaged in the most elaborate ruse since the Trojan horse or it is on the cusp of a preemptive strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities. What’s alarming is not just Iran’s increasing store of enriched uranium or the growing sophistication of its rocketry. It’s also the increasingly…

Israel shifts defense focus after Arab Spring

By PAUL COLSEY, CNN— Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu launched a major review of the country’s defense strategy on Wednesday, as the embattled regional power tries to adapt to a post-Arab Spring world. Netanyahu took the rare step of summoning the entire Cabinet to discuss the new five-year strategy, his office said. “We must be…