An Israeli-led airstrike against suspected nuclear weapons sites in Iran would likely pin U.S forces into a protracted regional conflict, resulting in a raft of American casualties and the loss of millions in military hardware.
That was the result of a recently completed wargame exploring the fallout from a preemptive military strike against Iran by Israel, according to reports in The New York Times.
The classified wargame, dubbed Internal Look, played out the Iranian scenario to devastating results.
"Devastating results"? Compared to annihilation?
You can game it yourself with Larry's game*, Persian Excursion, available here.
* That would be Larry Bond, Chris Carlson and Jeff Dougherty, who developed the game.