Shock and awe air strikes have so far failed to destroy Iran's hardened weapons development facilities, its protected missile launch sites, or its bomb-proof and hard-to-find aircraft hangars.
Iran's vast armies are also ready to march in human wave attacks against US bases in Iraq. Tehran is prepared to wage war and primed to win. Washington and the Pentagon have both proven utterly powerless to either negotiate a settlement or forestall Iran's aggression through effective military action.
But there is an answer. Lightning assault by joint, combined arms strategic forces leveraging America's next-generation combat systems and advanced warfighting tactics in order to prevail against otherwise impossible odds.
For Iran, the result is ... Bloodbath