Military Option in US Strategy
Politics, in a sense, means assessing the options available and choosing the best ones to help serve national objectives and interests. Governments have various options to achieve their intended goals, but the costs and benefits of these options are not the same. Some options produce positive results, while others are to the detriment of national interests. In relations between countries, the options available to reach an objective range from military ones to engaging in a dialogue, cooperating, or forming an alliance. The Iranian people and officials are all familiar with the "all options are on the table" phrase.