October 28, 2018

As Israel Targets Iran in Syria, U.S. Officials Warn of Reprisals

Featuring Nicholas Heras

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Journalists Gordon Lubold, Felicia Schwartz

Israel has been conducting an aggressive military campaign across Syria against Iran-backed militia groups, an effort that has been encouraged by the White House but aroused the concern of many U.S. military officials.

While the White House has applauded Israel's assertiveness against Iran inside Syria, the military officials say they fear it could backfire if Iran's belief that the U.S. is behind many of the strikes prompts Iran-backed groups to attack American troops in Syria or Iraq.

Read the full article and more in The Wall Street Journal.

  • Nicholas Heras

    Fellow, Middle East Security Program

    Nicholas A. Heras is a Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), working in the Middle East Security Program. He is also a Senior Analyst at the Jamestown Found...