Starting December 27th, we saw an escalation in hostilities between America and Iran. It started with a rocket attack on an American base in Idlib and by the end of the week America had assassinated Iranian General Qasem Soleimani. The battlefield for this escating tit for tat was the streets of Iraq. Here’s what happened and what it means.
New York Times:
A Shocked Iraq Reconsiders Its Relationship With the U.S.
American Airstrikes Rally Iraqis Against U.S.
Iran Shifts on a Landmark Nuclear Deal: Live Updates
U.S. Strike in Iraq Kills Qassim Suleimani, Commander of Iranian Forces
U.S. Troops in Middle East Come Into Focus Amid Threats
Pro-Iranian Protesters End Siege of U.S. Embassy in Baghdad
Maps: How the Confrontation Between the U.S. and Iran Escalated
America shows how not to tame Iran
The conflict between America and Iran intensifies in Iraq
Iran-backed Iraqi militia vows revenge to US strikes
US kills Iran’s most powerful general in Baghdad airstrike
The Latest: Baghdad residents say 3 blasts hit Green Zone
Timeline: How The U.S. Came To Strike And Kill A Top Iranian General
Pence incorrectly links Iran to 9/11 while trying to justify America’s assassination of the country’s top general
The Washington Post:
In Baghdad, fears that U.S.-Iran showdowns could leave Iraq caught in middle
Iran abandons nuclear deal over slaying of general
7 days in Iraq: How US-Iran conflict led to general’s death
IRAN’S SHADOW WAR ON ISIS
Congressional Research Service:
Presidential References to the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force in Publicly Available Executive Actions and Reports to Congress
The 9/11 Commission Report: