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Congress must exercise its power to ensure America has no war with Iran
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Congress must exercise its power to ensure America has no war with Iran

Kelly Magsamen describes the catastrophic effects that a war with Iran would entail—and why Congress must act to avoid this miscalculation.

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  • Kelly Magsamen

Tensions with Iran remain on a hair trigger and the risks of miscalculation by all sides are dangerously high. Americans do not want to go to war with Iran. A war with Iran would have catastrophic strategic, economic, and security consequences for American interests and every effort must be made to avoid it. Lawmakers in Congress now have a real opportunity to pull our nation back from the brink and set guardrails on a disastrous and highly ineffective Trump administration foreign policy on Iran.

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Kelly Magsamen

Vice President, National Security and International Policy