Monday, May 13, 2019

Drums Of War

New York Times:
White House Reviews Military Plans Against Iran, in Echoes of Iraq War  —  WASHINGTON — At a meeting of President Trump's top national security aides last Thursday, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan presented an updated military plan that envisions sending as many as 120,000 troops …
Daniel Larison / The American Conservative:   Bolton's War Drums and the Credulous Media
Kyle Rempfer / Air Force Times:   B-52 bombers, F-15 fighters fly first deterrence sorties pointed at Iran
Ryan Saavedra / Daily Wire:   BREAKING: U.S. Military Assessment Says Iran Behind Ship Bombings In Persian Gulf, Report Says

Robin Wright / New Yorker:
Is Trump Yet Another U.S. President Provoking a War?  — 
The United States has a long history of provoking, instigating, or launching wars based on dubious, flimsy, or manufactured threats.
In 1986, the Reagan Administration plotted to use U.S. military maneuvers off Libya's coast to provoke Muammar Qaddafi into a showdown.
Jacopo Barigazzi / Politico:   EU tells Pompeo to cool tensions with Iran

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