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Trump as Commander In Chief will soon claim 'victory' over the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Pentagon: Iran threat 'on hold' thanks to US response | Times of Israel |

Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan said Tuesday that the United States had "put on hold" the Iranian threat to its interests, following a spike in tensions that has seen the US dispatch bomber aircraft to the Gulf.

"I think our steps were very prudent and we've put on hold the potential for attacks on Americans," the acting defense secretary said, as he prepared to brief lawmakers on regional tensions.

"I'd say we're in a period where the threat remains high and our job is to make sure that there is no miscalculation by the Iranians," Shanahan added.

His comments come amid a war of words between Washington and Tehran as both sides accuse the other of dangerously ratcheting up tensions.  

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'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Tue May 21st, 2019 at 09:26:40 PM EST

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Tue May 21st, 2019 at 09:33:53 PM EST
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You say jump, he sez, HOW HIGH?!

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
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