An lull in US-Iran hostilities seems to have settled over the Middle East, serving US and Iranian interests alike.
The Trump administration appears to be taking credit for this change, but it would be a mistake to think “maximum pressure” has brought it about, writes Defense Priorities fellow Bonnie Kristian.
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The year is less than halfway over, but 2020’s window for war with Iran may be nearly closed.
Tehran has lately drawn down its regional provocations in the Middle East, reportedly advising even its Quds Force to “act conservatively” and maintain “a holding pattern” until after the US presidential election in November. In recent weeks, the Iranian regime has backed the US-supported prime minister in Iraq and even gone through with a prisoner swap.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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