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May 15, 2019

U.S. Hard-line Stance on Iran Rattles Allies

Featuring Jim Townsend

Source: Foreign Policy

Journalists Lara Seligman, Robbie Gramer

Allies of the United States are starting to balk at the Trump administration’s military response to what it calls credible threats from Iran to U.S. troops in the Middle East, as fears mount that the United States is headed into another ill-advised conflict in the region.

While U.S. President Donald Trump’s national security team continues to send military hardware to the area, a senior British general leading coalition troops fighting the Islamic State told reporters at the U.S. Defense Department that he sees “no increased threat” from Iranian-backed forces in Iraq and Syria.

Read the full article and more in Foreign Policy.


  • Jim Townsend

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Program

    James Joye Townsend Jr. is an adjunct senior fellow in the CNAS Transatlantic Security Program. After eight years as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (DASD) for European ...