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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Iran Warns Europe Its Troops Could Be in Danger

Iran’s president on Wednesday warned that European soldiers in the Mideast “could be in danger” after three nations challenged Tehran over breaking the limits of its nuclear deal. Tehran’s top diplomat meanwhile acknowledged that Iranians “were lied to” for days after the Islamic Republic’s accidental shootdown of a Ukrainian jetliner that killed 176 people.

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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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Cyber Threats to Elections Reported Nationwide

West Virginia reported unusual cyber activity targeting its election systems. The Texas governor said the state was encountering attempted “attacks” at the rate of “10,000 times a minute” from Iran. Information technology staff in Las Vegas responded to an intrusion, though the city says no data was stolen.

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