January 09, 2020

Has Trump deterred Iran? Experts not so sure.

Featuring Kaleigh Thomas

Source: Agence France-Presse

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Wednesday that the US strike that killed a top Iranian general had restored credibility to the US threat to Tehran to restrain itself militarily.

"I believe that we've restored a level of deterrence with them," he said.

But Washington security analysts say it is far from certain that Tehran has been deterred from further attacks on the United States and its allies, and that it might not be long before it challenges President Donald Trump again.

Read the full story and more in Agence France-Presse.

Authors

  • Kaleigh Thomas

    Research Associate, Middle East Security Program

    Kaleigh Thomas is the Research Associate for the Middle East Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Previously, she served as a program coordinato...