Iran’s Missile Attack On Iraq Shows How Accurate They Have Become

U.S. soldiers are seen at the site where an Iranian missile hit at Ain al-Asad air base in Anbar province, Iraq January 13, 2020. At the sprawling base in Iraq’s western Anbar desert, U.S. Air Force and Army teams cleared piles of metal and concrete debris from the airfield and around bunkers using bulldozers and pickup trucks after Iran’s first direct missile attack against U.S. forces on January 8. REUTERS/John Davison

Stratfor: How Iran’s Missile Attack on American Bases Showcases Its Weapons’ Accuracy

The attacks were a warning.

The images paint a picture of precision: The first satellite imagery of the aftermath of the Iranian strike on Ayn al-Asad Air Base in Iraq highlights Iran’s improved ability to accurately strike distant targets with its extensive missile arsenal. The pictures, released by imaging company Planet Labs on Jan. 8, show that Iran can chalk up its strike as a success even without inflicting U.S. casualties. What’s more, they also show how Iran sought to skirt a delicate line in exacting public retribution while also avoiding an escalation that would lead to outright war.

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Update: Iran’s attack on Iraq shows how precise missiles have become (The Economist)

WNU Editor: The Iranians could have easily fired more missiles than what they used on January 8.

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