“The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) Iran Task Force strongly believes that a nuclear Iran represents the most pressing threat to the national security of the United States. Earlier this year, our task force, co-chaired by Senator Charles Robb and General Charles Wald (ret.), authored a report entitled Meeting the Challenge: Stopping the Clock, which calls for a robust triple-track strategy towards Iran, involving the simultaneous pursuit of diplomacy, sanctions, and visible credible preparations for a military option.
“I write to ask that you include provisions to the FY2013 national defense authorization act (NDAA) similar to the House-passed version, which supports military action to stop Iran’s nuclear development. The House Armed Services Committee’s version of H.R. 4310 closely reflects the core message from our report calling for a stronger credible threat.”