U.S. military officials seem to believe that when it comes to Iran, they should either do nothing or provide a major show of force. However, the U.S. has a large military advantage over Iran giving them a better gray zone to work with. This author believes that officials must “have the willingness to take a calculated risk” and choose a middle ground. Fear of all-out war also dictates the choices the U.S. has been making, while still making rash decisions. Instead of putting tens of thousands of troops on the ground, the U.S. should consider using more special forces and operate out of a nearby country such as Iraq.