Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Iran “the new Afghanistan,” fabricating ties between Iran, al-Qaeda and 9/11.
The Pentagon announced Sunday that the USS Nimitz would remain in the Middle East, prompting fears of conflict.
Foreign policy analysts have been cautioning that the Trump administration could attack Iran on its way out the door.
The policy of uncritically caving to Israel’s demands imperils U.S. national security.
Last week, Donald Trump asked his senior advisers for options to bomb Iran’s primary nuclear energy site.
It is an indication that the U.S. war industry has flourished regardless of who occupies the White House.
Arms control experts see distinct differences in Trump and Biden’s orientations toward nuclear weapons.
The Trump administration’s efforts have yet to provoke open warfare with Iran.
One official recounted how some were cautious with Trump “because any options you put out there, he could use them.”
The new strategic partnership between Iran and China is the result of Trump’s punishing sanctions against Iran.