US Central Command General Says Troop Surge in Middle East May Not End Soon

Over the past eight months, the United States has poured more than 20,000 additional troops into the Middle East to counter the escalating threat from Iran that peaked with the recent missile attack on American forces in Iraq.

By |2020-01-24T10:27:56-05:00January 23rd, 2020|Defense|0 Comments

US Troops Were Injured in Iran Missile Attack Despite Pentagon Initially Saying There Were No Casualties

Several US service members were injured during last week's Iranian missile attack on Al-Asad airbase in Iraq despite the Pentagon initially saying that no casualties had taken place.

By |2020-01-17T06:57:26-05:00January 17th, 2020|Defense, Foreign Policy|0 Comments

Killing of Soleimani Reflects an Aggressive National Security Team Not Inclined to Curb Trump

President Trump had from his earliest days in office raised the possibility of killing Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, the powerful Iranian military commander who died this month in a U.S. military drone strike.

By |2020-01-13T06:48:29-05:00January 13th, 2020|Defense, Foreign Policy|0 Comments

Furor in Iran and Abroad After Tehran Admits Downing Ukrainian Jetliner

Iran’s stunning admission that its forces errantly downed a Ukrainian jetliner — reversing three days of denial — did little to quell growing fury inside the country and beyond on Saturday as the deadly tragedy turned into a volatile political crisis for Tehran’s leaders and overshadowed their struggle with the United States.

By |2020-01-11T17:08:59-05:00January 11th, 2020|Defense, Foreign Policy|0 Comments

Trump Backs Away From Further Military Conflict With Iran

President Trump backed away from further military action against Iran and called for renewed diplomacy on Wednesday as the bristling confrontation of the past six days eased in the aftermath of an Iranian missile strike that seemed intended to save face rather than inflict casualties.

By |2020-01-09T07:12:56-05:00January 9th, 2020|Defense, Foreign Policy|0 Comments