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In the War on Terror, Iran Is Kicking Our A**

With the largely subsided. Irans initial military response to the Jan. 3 targeted killing of Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, a leading military strategist and commander of Irans elite Quds Force, was as limited and restrained as the targeted killing was bold and unexpected. On Jan. 8, Iranian forces fired 16 ballistic missiles at two American-run military bases in Iraq, resulting in no deaths and limited damage. Iran telegraphed the missile launch, suggesting to experts on that countrys foreign and defense policies that Tehran wished to de-escalate tensions with the United…

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