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Qasem Soleimani

  1. iran
    11 U.S. Troops Injured in Iran’s Retaliatory Strike on January 8: ReportContrasting Trump’s claim that no one was hurt in the strike, service members are reportedly suffering from symptoms of post-concussion syndrome.
  2. foreign interests
    Here’s How Trump’s Iran Policy Looks From Inside the SenateSenator Chris Murphy says his GOP colleagues know there’s no evidence that Soleimani posed an imminent threat. They just don’t care.
  3. foreign policy
    Trump Claim That Soleimani Posed an ‘Imminent Threat’ Takes Another HitTrump set the red line last June, NBC News reports, authorizing a strike against Soleimani if an American was killed by Iran.
  4. foreign policy
    Esper ‘Didn’t See’ Intel Backing Up Trump’s 4-Embassy ClaimBut the U.S. defense secretary made it clear he believes whatever the president believes regarding the rationale for killing a top Iranian general.
  5. the national interest
    Trump’s Rationale for Killing Soleimani Is Falling ApartAll the reasons to doubt the Trump administration is telling the truth.
  6. foreign interests
    Avoiding Disaster Doesn’t Make Trump’s Iran Policy a SuccessTrump’s efforts to bring Iran to heel and thwart its nuclear ambitions were failing even before he nearly started a catastrophic war.
  7. iran
    House Votes To Order Trump To End Unauthorized Military Actions Against IranIt’s a non-binding resolution passed on a near-party-line vote, but does reflect some congressional pushback against the imperial presidency.
  8. ilhan omar
    Only U.S. Military Can Have PTSD, Representative Tells War RefugeeIlhan Omar fled war-torn Somalia as a child and grew up in a Kenya refugee camp.
  9. polls
    By 2-to-1 Margin, Voters Say Trump’s Soleimani Strike Made U.S. ‘Less Safe’In a new survey, a majority of Americans say Trump’s Iran policy is “reckless,” while just 24 percent say it made Americans “more safe.”
  10. border security
    When the ‘Americanness’ of Iranian-Americans Is ConditionalReports that Iranian-Americans have been singled out for suspicion and extra questioning at a U.S.-Canada border crossing reveal a larger truth.
  11. qasem soleimani
    GOP Senator: White House Briefing on Soleimani Was ‘Insulting’Mike Lee called the administration’s case for assassinating Soleimani “the worst briefing, at least on a military issue, I’ve seen.”
  12. iran
    House Vote Is Unlikely to Curb Trump’s War Powers on IranThanks to many years of Congress ceding war-making powers to the commander-in-chief, Democrats have been left with a very weak hand.
  13. iran
    Iran Is Not a Threat to Our Security. Trump’s Saber-Rattling Is.Trump wants Americans to see Iran as an irrational, terroristic menace. But Tehran’s response to the killing of Soleimani proves that it is not.
  14. us-iran conflict
    Trump Says No Casualties in Iranian Missile Strikes, Announces New SanctionsIn a White House statement, Trump also announced new sanctions on Iran.
  15. us-iran conflict
    Iran Launches Missiles Against U.S. in Iraq, Threatens More RetaliationThe Pentagon confirmed that over a dozen missiles were launched on two air bases. No casualties are currently being reported.
  16. qasem soleimani
    Could Iran Punish Israel for an American Assassination?Intelligencer staffers discuss the latest developments in the aftermath of Qasem Soleimani’s death.
  17. nikki haley
    Nikki Haley Calls Democrats Terrorist-LoversAny impression you may have had of Haley as representing an alternative to Trumpism is officially null and void.
  18. iran
    More Than 50 Dead After Stampede at Qasem Soleimani’s FuneralTragedy strikes in the hometown of the slain commander of Iran’s Quds Force.
  19. foreign interests
    Trump Administration Accidentally Declares End of War in Iraq“We respect your sovereign decision to order our departure,” the U.S. wrote in a letter to the Iraqi government that it did not intend to send.
  20. qasem soleimani
    Trump’s Rationale for Killing Soleimani Makes No SenseThe White House has so little respect for the voting public, it didn’t even bother to make its case for war with Iran logically coherent.
  21. trump tweets
    Trump Reiterates Threat to Commit War Crimes in IranTrump doubled down on his threat to order strikes on cultural sites in Iran if they retaliated against the U.S. for the killing of General Soleimani.
  22. international affairs
    Iraqi Lawmakers Vote to Expel U.S. As Fallout From Soleimani Strike WorsensIraq’s parliament, prime minister, and most powerful religious leader all want America out, and the U.S.-led fight against ISIS has come to a halt.
  23. iran
    Mike Pompeo: Expected Iranian Retaliation Is Just a ‘Little Noise’It’s already pretty noisy: Since Soleimani’s death, Iran withdrew from the nuclear deal, Iraq wants U.S. forces out, and the U.S. expects retaliation.
  24. nonproliferation
    Iran Nixes Nuclear-Deal Commitments, Lifts Enrichment LimitsTrump’s maximum-pressure campaign has officially achieved the opposite of its supposed intent.
  25. foreign policy
    The Real Risk of Assassinating SoleimaniKilling Iran’s most important military commander probably won’t start World War III, but it could make things a lot worse in the Middle East.
  26. power
    War and TweetsIn the maw of the posting machine, nothing feels real.
  27. iran
    If Trump Can’t Bully Iran Into Backing Down, Things Could Get Scary FastTrump hates limited, conventional wars and also thinks intimidating enemies with great shows of force will subdue them. What if it doesn’t this time?
  28. qasem soleimani
    Prominent Iraq War Supporters Think Soleimani Killing Was a Great IdeaThe magnitude of their mistake in 2003 does not seem to have dimmed their confidence in making predictions about what comes next.