• White House's shock request for strike options on Iran suggests an extremely dangerous possibility

    5 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    President Donald Trump's National Security Advisor John Bolton reportedly asked for the Pentagon to provide military options for striking Iran.
    The Pentagon regularly prepares all kinds of military options for all kinds of scenarios, many of which are not imminent at all, but this request reportedly rattled the war planners.
    Experts say the response to Bolton's request suggests he had something extreme planned.
    Bolton has long advocated war against Iran and even regime change, which likely would shock the Pentagon.
    President Donald Trump's National Security Advisor John Bolton reportedly...
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  • The Trump administration has been itching for a fight with Iran, but Mattis held it back. Now he's gone

    The Trump administration has been itching for a fight with Iran, but Mattis held it back. Now he's gone

    5 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    The Trump administration has reportedly asked the Pentagon repeatedly for military strike options against Iran, requests that were derailed by former Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis.
    The National Security Council, led by White House National Security Advisor John Bolton, asked for these options last fall in response to an unsuccessful attack on the diplomatic quarter in Baghdad, Iraq by militants aligned with Iran.
    A little over a year earlier, President Donald Trump asked for options to sink the Iranian speedboats that have harassed US warships.
    Mattis resigned on December 20, 2018...
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