Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft

January 4, 2020

Trump’s Suleimani Strike is More of the Same Old Losing U.S. Game Plan in the Mideast

“The game has changed.” So announced Secretary of Defense Mark Esper in warning that the Trump administration would take preemptive action to prevent further attacks on American personnel and facilities in Iraq. The killing of Gen. Qassem Suleimani, commander of the Iranian Quds Force, by U.S. drone strikes at Baghdad‘s international airport shows that Esper […]

by Andrew Bacevich