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San Antonio terrorism expert says the U.S. would win a war with Iran

A protester waves the Iraq flag while demonstrators set fire to close streets near Tahrir Square during a demonstration to protest against the Iranian missile strike, in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. Iran struck back at the United States early Wednesday for killing a top Revolutionary Guard commander, firing a series of ballistic missiles at two military bases in Iraq that house American troops in a major escalation between the two longtime foes. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – If the conflict between the United States and Iran escalates to war, a local terrorism expert is confident that the U.S. would win.

“This is not going to be a ground war, this is going to be an air war,” said Dr. Jeffrey Addicott. “We have superiority in every single, imaginable category.”

Addicott was on the Jack Riccardi Show on KTSA Tuesday evening after Iran fired more than a dozen missiles at two military bases housing U.S. troops in Iraq. The director of the Warrior Defense Project at St. Mary’s University School of Law said the attacks came as no surprise.

“The world understands that Iran cannot be allowed to have nuclear weapons,” said Addicott. “No one’s really ever stood up to them as President Trump has, and they don’t like it.”

Last week, a U.S. strike killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani.  Just hours before the missile strikes Tuesday, President Trump warned that “if Iran does anything that they shouldn’t be doing, they’re going to be suffering the consequences, and very strongly.”

An Iranian media outlet claimed that more than 80 Americans were killed, but U.S. officials say there were no casualties.  The Iraqi Army said no Iraqi soldiers were hurt.

President Trump tweeted Tuesday night, “All is well! Missiles launched from Iran at two military bases located in Iraq. Assessment of casualties & damages taking place now. So far, so good! We have the most powerful and well equipped military anywhere in the world, by far! ”

He was expected to make a statement Wednesday morning.

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham called the ballistic missile strike by Iran “an act of war.” He told Fox News anchor Sean Hannity that the missiles were launched from Iran and the President has all the authority he needs to respond.


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