Israeli air force ready to hit Iran nuclear sites

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 |  Israel Today Staff

The head of the Israeli air force, General Ido Nehushtan, told Germany's Der Spiegel this week that whether or not Israel attacks Iran's nuclear facilities is a political question, not a question of military capabilities.

While refusing to get into details, Nehushtan said there are no pending logistical or technical questions regarding the Israeli air force's ability to attack and severely damage, if not destroy, Iran's nuclear program.

"The Air Force is a very robust and flexible force. We are ready to do whatever is demanded of us," said the general.

American and European military officials have over the past year questioned whether or not Israel could do enough damage to Iran's widely-dispersed nuclear program in a single wave of attack - which is all Israel would get.

At least one expert previously suggested that the only way for Israel to do enough damage would be to use tactical nuclear weapons.

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