Former Obama adviser says US should give Israel bunker busters

Dennis Ross, a former top adviser to US President Barack Obama calls on Washington to provide bunker-busting B-52 bombers to Israel as a means of bolstering Israeli deterrence and the credibility of its so-called military option should Iran opt out of commitments codified in Tuesday's deal with world powers.

"To have a credible military option, it's not enough to say all options are on the table. We have to be much more blunt," said Ambassador Dennis Ross in an interview Thursday. "Deterrence becomes a very important question as we move toward implementation,"

He advised the transfer to Israel of an unspecified quantity of B-52 Stratofortress bombers outfitted to deliver 30,000-pound GBU-57 Massive Ordnance Penetrators as one of the means of shoring up deterrence vis-a-vis Iran.

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