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The strike on Suleimani was wildly reckless. Blowback will come
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The strike on Suleimani was wildly reckless. Blowback will come

Author Michael Fuchs explains why the United States' assassination of Gen. Qassem Soleimani will embolden Iran’s hardliners, further destabilize the region, and put American lives across the world at risk.


  • Michael Fuchs

That explosive national security crisis we’ve been concerned that Donald Trump would be faced with at some point in his presidency? It may be here.

America’s assassination of Qassem Suleimani, head of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, could have deadly ramifications for the United States and its allies and partners in the Middle East and beyond. It seems highly unlikely that the Trump administration is prepared for what comes next.

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Michael Fuchs

Senior Fellow

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