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Kagan: ‘The only way’ to ‘force’ Iran to halt its nuclear program is an ‘attack.’

By Satyam Khanna  

"Kagan: ‘The only way’ to ‘force’ Iran to halt its nuclear program is an ‘attack.’"

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Appearing on MSNBC this afternoon, Iraq surge architect Fred Kagan criticized direct talks with Iran and made his case for attacking Iran, claiming it is the only means to “force” the country to halt its nuclear program:

Well, there’s nothing we can do short of an attack to force Iran to give up its nuclear program. … At the end of the day, the only way that you can make for sure that [a nuclear arm's race] doesn’t happen is with an attack. There are a variety of things you can do short of an attack and hope that they will work, but hope is not a method here.

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