The Quiet War Against Iran's Nuclear Program

Thursday, January 12, 2012

A display long-range surface-to-surface Shahab-3 missile is pictured in front of a portrait of Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in southern Tehran on Sept. 23. 2010 (BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty)

Stuxnet, the mysterious computer virus which only targets Siemens industrial software and equipment, devastated Iran's uranium enrichment facility at Natanz and nuclear reactor at Bushehr. These setbacks didn't incur any loss of life; however, they weren't the only actions taken against Iran's nuclear program. Many experts believe that a covert campaign of assassinations, bombings, and sabotage has been anonymously carried out over the past three years by Israel and the Bush and Obama administrations.

Scott Shane, national security correspondent for The New York Times, has more on the espionage that has been less costly and high-profile than an all-out war against Iran would've been.


Scott Shane

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