Soleimani Assassination

Kevin Cloyd, a civilian assistant fire chief at a U.S. military base in Iraq, sued KBR for $10 million, claiming he suffered brain injuries in Iran’s Jan. 8 missile attack after KBR “ignore(d) the unambiguous threats of retaliation” and “failed to evacuate its workers after the United States assassinated Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, in Harris County Court.

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Iraq Tells Military to Minimize Reliance on US

The Iraqi government has told its military not to seek assistance from the U.S.-led coalition in operations against the Islamic State group, two senior Iraqi military officials said, amid a crisis of mistrust between Washington and Baghdad after an American strike assassinated a top Iranian general and an Iraqi militia commander.

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Poll: Most Americans Say Trump Raised Chance of Iran Conflict

A majority of Americans say the Trump administration’s approach to Iran has boosted chances of a major military conflict, despite a partisan divide in support for the recent drone strike that killed an Iranian general, the Pew Research Center reported Wednesday.

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Democrats Push for Answers on Killing of Iranian General

House Democrats are demanding answers from President Donald Trump on why he ordered the targeted killing of top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, after the administration failed to explain the purported imminent threat that triggered the assassination. 

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The Might Versus Right Ethic and the Soleimani Strike

The expression of the might equals right ethic holds that whoever has the power establishes matters of right and wrong. Some have adopted this frame when analyzing the recent strike against Qasem Soleimani, an Iranian general who headed the Quds Force, the foreign operations branch of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

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