The covert attacks on aerospace supply chains are meant to cripple Iran’s missile fleets. Iranian leaders maintain they are not deterred by any setbacks.

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josiah
josiah
a year ago

The interesting thing is how this program has existed since GWB (quote below). There's been continuity in this approach throughout Iran deal negotiations, though it makes sense that the Trump administration would put more funding into something like this after withdrawing from the deal.

"The officials described a far-reaching effort, created under President George W. Bush, to slip faulty parts and materials into Iran’s aerospace supply chains. The program was active early in the Obama administration, but had eased by 2017, when Mr. Pompeo took over as the director of the C.I.A. and injected it with new resources."