Brief: Tensions Flare in Iraq Again
A busy week or so has pitted Washington against Tehran.
Background: Tensions heightened earlier this year after the United States killed Qassem Soleimani, the head of the elite Quds Force in Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. Tehran responded by bombing U.S. installations, even as the U.S. followed through with plans of a modest withdrawal of troops. They settled into an informal truce last month. What […]