CFR nuke expert: It's time to attack Iran

The former strategist posited that if the US attacks, it could also prevent Israel from perpetrating a strike that is destined to fail.

“Given Israel’s limited capability to mitigate a potential battle and inflict lasting damage,” Kroenig said, an Israeli strike “would likely result in far more devastating consequences and carry a far lower probability of success than a US attack.”

Kroenig warned that waging a cold war against Tehran, aimed at containing its nuclear capabilities, is “a costly, decades-long proposition that would likely still result in grave national security threats.”