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  • Trump and the Navy are on a collision course — Trump’s meddling in a war-crimes case may lead top Navy officials to resign.

    Trump’s meddling in a war-crimes case may lead top Navy officials to resign.

  • Why Is Trump Doubling Down on the Threat of War Against Iran?

    Matthew Petti Politics, Middle East Iran is in ferment and the Trump State Department is trying to up the pressure on Tehran. U.S. Special Representative Brian Hook took a hard line on Iran’s suppression of domestic protests, just two days after President Donald Trump said that the United States is not backing the protesters. Trump has been losing interest in the Middle East, but his State Department is still committed to a campaign of “maximum pressure” to isolate Iran. Now, that the campaign...

    The National Interest
  • What the Trump administration is getting wrong about the protests in Iran

    We should support Iranians who want more representative and accountable governance. We must do it, though, in ways that don’t hinder their efforts.

    Washington Post
  • Trump Must Understand a War With Iran Would Be Hell

    Doug Bandow Security, Middle East Iran and its allies have been preparing for this fight. Key point: The entire Middle East could go up in flames. Sixteen years ago, the George W. Bush administration manipulated intelligence to scare the public into backing an aggressive war against Iraq. The smoking gun mushroom clouds that National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice warned against didn’t exist, but the invasion long desired by neoconservatives and other hawks proceeded. Liberated Iraqis...

    The National Interest