This has been a topic that has been addressed by a number of threads on the WAB and elsewhere but for me, a few questions still linger:
-With major drawdowns projected of US military might from the Gulf, and with popular opinion shifting more towards focusing on the homeland; under what circumstances would it be deemed necessary for a military action against Iran? In other words, how bad would it have to get for the US and possibly its allies to respond militarily?
-How would such an action commence? How would the Iranians fare against such an attack?
-Short/long term implications?
(For the sake of keeping the scenario simple, assume the status quo in terms of current US/NATO deployments and other relevant factors ie. Israel, Russian, China etc.)