destabilising iran – countercurrents

Alarm bells went off in September in Washington’s corridors of power when John Bolton’s National Security Council (NSC) asked the Pentagon for options for military strikes against Iran.[1] . ... Then US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis, like Mr Bolton an Iran hawk, worried that military strikes..


The surprise announcement resulted in the resignation of Secretary of Defense James Mattis, US anti-IS Brett McGurk and Pentagon Chief of staff Rear Admiral Kevin Sweeney. ..

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