The United States made preparations for a military strike against Iran in retaliation for the downing of a US surveillance drone, but the operation was abruptly called off with just hours to go, a US official said.
The official, who was not authorised to discuss the operation publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity, said the targets would have included radars and missile batteries. The New York Times reported that US President Donald Trump had approved the strikes on Thursday night, but then called them off.
It’s reasonable to strike or not to strike, but what is not reasonable is ordering a strike and then changing your mind. It makes Jimmy Carter look decisive.
God forbid what would happen in an actual major conflict.