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Is the U.S. Preparing to Bomb Iran? Is the U.S. Stepping Up Preparations for a Possible Attack on I


The Pentagon is always making plans, but based on a little-noticed funding request recently sent to Congress, the answer to that question appears to be yes.

First, some background: Back in October 2007, ABC News reported that the Pentagon had asked Congress for $88 million in the emergency Iraq/Afghanistan war funding request to develop a gargantuan bunker-busting bomb called the Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP). It's a 30,000-pound bomb designed to hit targets buried 200 feet below ground. Back then,the Pentagon cited an "urgent operational need" for the new weapon.

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