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After the -- possible warning for Iran Fox News can now report the Pentagon.
Is upgrading its largest conventional bombs and making them more precise in giving them more boring.
Power these bunker buster bombs could enable the US military to destroy.
Iran's heavily defended and in some cases deeply buried nuclear sites Michael saying former senior director of Middle Eastern affairs at the National Security Council joins us -- now -- -- -- -- -- Cindy feeling this is more of a power move a bully move if you will Laura's -- real cause for concern.
Well look I.
I think that as part of a strategy to try to deter Iran and dissuade Iran from continuing -- itself -- nuclear weapons program.
We need to have a credible military threat we talk about military options being on the table but but you have to have more than just talk if he -- are going to believe that.
And this sort of step you know taking improvements.
On this very large bunker busting bomb.
Which really only has one target in mind that -- buried nuclear facility called Ford -- in Iran.
Is one certainly one step two establish a military credibility.
And it has a target because that particular.
Nuclear enrichment -- -- plant is underground deeply underground so how accurate is this 30000 pound bunker.
Buster bomb we're talking about.
Well I -- -- I couldn't tell you specifically I don't know but essentially the way these bombs work any bunker buster like this is it burrows into the ground.
And has a delayed fuse and it explodes underground essentially in the bigger the bomb the bigger the explosion.
And and that's the that's operative principle here.
In about -- -- -- beach can't get the -- by air receive got to go down deep under so that's that that the main idea there but let's talk about.
I'm a good shot and I think he can talk about that for short his reaction the idea is heard to say -- again hey listen.
If you don't come to the table with more big diplomacy if you will this is what could happen to you this what's looming.
In your in new in your future but is he listening -- he ever.
Well right now I would -- -- so that Iran is sort of consumer domestic politics -- you ask about Ahmadinejad.
You know he's ending his term as president is very focused on getting his sort of handpicked successor.
Elected against really the opposition -- almost the -- -- the entire political class in Iran.
And so Iran is looking very -- right now but but I think that still they will take note.
Of these kinds of signals plus you know for example a military hardware that so we just recently promised to the Israelis.
Like mid air refuel -- I'll say though there are -- you know we it's it's goes beyond just the hardware goes beyond just the capacity to to attack.
I think we also need to show that we have the will to attack Iran to make this military threat credible.
And as we kind of sit here passively looking at a situation like Syria.
Even as outside for example crosses the president's red lines as we look at what's happening North Korea and don't really do -- thing.
We haven't yet I think established that we have the will to act -- -- And of course you mentioned the elections upcoming elections and in Iran happening in June.
If in fact -- is a new regime -- current regime Morse and something similar to a current regime in terms of principles do you think.
Anybody's listening if if there's no punch are no no bite to the bar.
-- -- has to be that -- I think gets you have to have a comprehensive strategy against Iran you know sanctions are part of that.
The nuclear negotiations are part of that even though -- they have really gone anywhere for all these years but a vital part of it is this idea that we have a military threat that is credible.
On the table because ultimately the regime I think we'll only move will only compromise.
If it fears for its own survival and I'm just not sure they fear that.
That right now.
I have to go but of course we just leave it out there there's -- of course Israel and wondering if this now -- new development with this.
Bunker buster will increase or decrease -- chances of the unilateral bombing of a number of Iraq so.
And fortunately -- have to leave it there it's a teaser we'll talk about it next time Michael -- thank you very and they set up a --
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