The Iraq Study Group: A HUMINT-based Assessment

by Sean Osborne, Associate Director, Senior Analyst, Military Affairs

28 November 2006: In the Middle East, in Europe, in Asia and in the Western Hemisphere the perception is emanating from the various political, military and religious leaders that no nation is capable of stopping Iran from becoming a nuclear armed state. Particularly in the Middle East is the expressed fear of a devastating war looming on the horizon, possibly within just a few short months. Wars and rumors of wars. Where do these perceptions originate and upon what are they based?