Having a dick is a very different requirement from behaving like one.
There is no requirement for proportionality in war. USA will respond with every tool at its disposal, just like any opposing side will too.How does it make no sense? All I'm saying how is a nuclear response to kill millions of people proportional at all to a destruction of a AC...
US will never react proportionally and up the antee if such an unlikely event were to occur. Doesn't mean they will resort to the most egregious of levels.
Secondly I only said a nuclear response would come when it comes to attacking of nuclear hardened missile bases which is a high probability.
And then some. The Iranian leadership knows this clearly already.Possibility 4 W/O US Marines on the streets of Tehran
The US Navy and Air Force take out the entire Iranian AF, Navy, Bases and decimate their C&C network rendering Iran's defenses useless.
US Military power is simply unmatched and Iran is aware of this. Flying recon missions around US Carriers is just for domestic consumption. On the other hand, i fail to see how Iran will even get close to a US Carrier Group, let alone sink a Carrier.