January 09, 2020

How Will Iran Punch Back?

By Ilan Goldenberg

Last week, President Trump ordered a drone strike that killed Qassem Soleimani, commander of Iran’s Quds Force. Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has promised revenge, putting politicians, security experts and world leaders on high alert. Ilan Goldenberg, senior fellow and director of the Middle East Security Program at the Center for a New American Security, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about what might happen next – and about if a face-saving option exists that could keep the two countries from war.

Listen to the full conversation and more in Think/KERA.

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