Iran

Iran Is Increasing Its Military and Cyber Activity, Report Says

After a big drop in April, Iran’s conventional military activity is up. Cyber operations never slowed down.

The US Takes a Small, Insufficient Step To Help Iran Control Its COVID Outbreak

A leaked USAF intelligence report highlights growing concern about the impact of sanctions amid the global pandemic.

Will the US Navy Sink Iranian Fast Boats in the Gulf? Maybe, Maybe Not

It may be time to formalize how orders are passed from the White House to the military.

The US Should Help Iran Get the Coronavirus Under Control

Easing sanctions will help confront a global pandemic and win back some goodwill from ordinary beleaguered Iranians.

What Will Iran Do As the US Negotiates a Withdrawal from Afghanistan?

Tehran is eager to deepen its influence on Kabul, the Taliban, and other Afghan actors.

Iran Threat Remains ‘Very High,’ US General Says

Amid Trump's maximum pressure policy, Iran still “actively” trying to destabilize the region, says CENTCOM’s Gen. McKenzie.

General Takes Blame for ‘No Injuries’ Declaration After Jan. 8 Iran Strike

“I was never under any pressure at any time to shade this reporting,” CENTCOM’s Gen. Frank McKenzie told Congress. More than 100 troops later were diagnosed with TBI.

Iranian Proxies Killed Americans In Iraq, Pentagon Leaders Say

The attack has reignited tensions between the U.S. and Iran — and raised questions about whether the former is “deterring” the latter.

Iranian, Russian, Chinese Media Push COVID-19 ‘Bioweapon’ Conspiracies

Disinformation about the coronavirus is spreading as quickly as the virus, thanks to the usual players.

Iran Has Far More Coronavirus Cases Than It Is Letting On

The surprising number of Iranian government officials succumbing to COVID-19 offers a hint that the disease is far more widespread than the official statistics indicate.

Pentagon Defends Handling Of Traumatic Brain Injuries In Iranian Attack

TBI symptoms are often “nonspecific,” the Joint Staff surgeon said.

Iraq Is the One War Zone Trump Doesn’t Want to Leave

The president’s resistance to withdrawing from the country boils down to three of his main enemies: ISIS, Iran, and Obama.

Trump’s Iran Strategy Isn’t Working as Well as He Thinks

The killing of Qassem Soleimani upended expectations in useful ways, but the U.S. isn’t in a position to capitalize on the turmoil.

What We Learned from the House Vote to Limit Trump’s Power to Fight Iran

Democrats, and some Trump allies, challenged the White House’s latest interpretation of presidential warmaking powers.

Now It's 64. Wounded Troop Tally from Iran Missile Strike Rises Again

Trump “understands the nature” of brain injuries, says Defense Secretary Esper after the president downplayed Americans’ wounds as not “serious.”

We Can End Our Endless Wars

America should end its military involvement in conflicts in the Middle East and bring our troops home.