Iran

When the Straw Men Take Over

The false binary of war or diplomacy is eroding national discussions about foreign policy

No serious person advocating stronger action against Iran is calling for an American invasion or a large-scale war.

Trump: ‘I’m Ready’ for Iran

'I don't do exit strategies,' president tells reporters

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that his administration does not have any sort of exit strategy in line for a potential war with Iran, telling reporters at the White House, "I don't do exit strategies."

Iran, Russia, China Continuing Operations to Disrupt 2020 Elections

U.S. intel community, law enforcement monitoring multiple events in lead-up

In the lead-up to the 2020 elections, the United States is already laying the groundwork to boost its own counter-operations and detection methods in order to thwart a possible attack on the nationwide election systems, as well as social media efforts by rogue nations.

Congress Seeks to Make Iran Pay For Downed American Drone

New sanctions hit top Iranian officials, including Foreign Minister Zarif

Congress is considering a new measure that would extract millions from frozen Iranian bank accounts in order to subsidize the cost of its recent downing of an American drone in the region, according to congressional sources and a copy of draft legislation viewed by the Free Beacon.

U.S. Kicks Off 19-Nation War Games Drills in Ukraine

With threats from Iran, Russia rising, America launches war games

The United States military and partners from 19 countries are getting set to kick off a massive series of war drills in Ukraine amid rising threats from Iran and Russia, according to the Defense Department.

Trump Calls Off Iran Strike ’10 minutes’ Before Launch

Iranian leaders threaten more strikes

Following Iran's attack on an unmanned U.S. drone in the region, the most direct attack yet on American interests, Trump had several options for a military retaliation. Trump initially committed to responding in such a manner, but called off the attack minutes before.