Trump iran。 Trump vetoes bill to curtail his Iran war

Trump claims Iran or its proxies planning a ‘sneak attack,’ warns of a ‘heavy price’

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The saber-rattling from Trump comes as Iran-backed militias are becoming more audacious in attacking U. In fact, given the history of U. Where is the public release of information that is very key to issues of war and peace? One Patriot anti-missile battery deployed to the region last week replaces four months ago. But in the end, what we have is a president who has repeatedly written a check with his mouth, and the bill appears to be coming due. Tensions rose after the Trump administration withdrew from the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers in 2018 and reimposed crippling sanctions against Iran. Last week, it deployed Patriot missile defense batteries at two facilities that were targeted with Iranian ballistic missiles in January, according to U. Democrats and a handful of Republicans first sought last year to head off conflict with Iran as tensions ratcheted up in the Middle East. But he adds that the confrontation still seems to be moving into a more dangerous phase, with no diplomacy to speak of serving as a release valve for the tensions. Tim Kaine, now heads back to the Senate. But a drawdown of tensions remains possible too. You can unsubscribe at any time. The Constitution gives Congress the power to declare war. Trump did not consult with congressional leaders ahead of the attack on Soleimani, and there was concern in Congress that Tehran and Washington were perilously close to all-out conflict. John Hyten, said the tweet amounted to a warning to Iran. On one hand, there are those who hear, in the steady drip of vague characterizations of threat intelligence coupled with strident talk from U. That tough rhetoric increasingly looms over what he may feel is necessary now. Trump's rejection of legislative efforts to limit his war powers comes just weeks after Iranian vessels harassed U. His earliest recorded comments about Iran were in 1980, when he said the United States should have gone in militarily to free those held in the Iranian hostage crisis and maybe even go further. That was Donald Rumsfeld from the Pentagon podium in 2002 about assessing the threat from Iraq. The Patriot system, made up of high-performance radars and interceptors, is designed to defend against such attacks. He also notes that under the Trump administration, Iran has not undertaken the same kind of naval harassment of American ships that it has in the past, a possible indicator that the administration is deterring it from some activities. There, unlike with Iran, the administration has laid out an explicit policy of regime change, but is seeking it almost entirely through sanctions and verbal pressure. But Thielmann, now a board member of the Arms Control Association, told us he sees signs of this not-too-distant past in the rising tensions with Iran today. Trump also asked for more information on Soleimani. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. Have they even testified to Congress? Aircraft-carrier movements in the Gulf are routine, and the current deployment merely speeds up the timeline of a mission that had already been under way for a month. Trump may lack a strong worldview, but one consistent theme for him ever since his campaign has been his desire to withdraw from conflicts in the Middle East. And I think the Kurds have been horribly mistreated by us. In the end, Trump appeared to be using the brinkmanship as leverage to strike a deal—one that has so far eluded him. Iran retaliated with missile strikes against U. And what is President Trump prepared to do? But lawmakers likely won't muster the two-thirds majority required in both the Senate and House to overcome the veto. The nonbinding congressional resolution was introduced first in the House after the U. Trump said it repeatedly and even held on to the idea that Obama would go to war after Obama was reelected. I ran through in the summer of 2018, which was one of the many times when he used very threatening language with Iran. Navy and Coast Guard ships in the northern Persian Gulf. Few Republicans on Capitol Hill have been willing to buck Trump's authority over Iran policy. Scott Clement in Washington contributed to this report. Bill Urban, a spokesman for Central Command, which oversees U. The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group transits the Suez Canal in Egypt. The aircraft carrier and its strike group are deploying to the Persian Gulf on orders from the White House to respond to an unspecified threat from Iran. Greg Thielmann, for instance, retired from a 25-year U. What it all adds up to, depending on whom you ask, is the gathering storm of Iraq 2. On the other hand, the threats that unnamed officials have described to various media outlets include , in the Persian Gulf, and preparations among Iranian proxies to target the U. But we have not planned for that. It is also unclear how much of an appetite Americans would have for another crisis as the death toll from the coronavirus rises in the United States. And Iran, lacking its own leverage, may seek to accumulate leverage by raising tensions. But the administration remains divided over how, or even whether, to strike back. The problem is that the flare-ups are occurring in the context of foggy and incomplete information, as U. A March 11 rocket attack in Iraq blamed on Kataib Hezbollah, an Iran-backed Shia militia, also killed U. American officials have in recent days reiterated that they do not seek a military conflict, though notably are willing to engage in one if necessary. Iran responded with a ballistic missile attack on a base in western Iraq where U. It remains unclear how much control Iran maintains over its various proxy groups. Though officials frequently invoke the military option, the military is so far being used in a humanitarian and support role, and there are no indications of imminent hostilities. No Americans were killed, but more than 100 suffered traumatic brain injuries from the blasts. Those efforts gained renewed urgency in January when Trump ordered the killing of Qassem Soleimani, the commander of Iran's elite Quds Force. Some Democrats were unconvinced that the threat posed by Soleimani was imminent or that other alternatives to the killing were pursued in good faith. Reporting suggests he is indispensable to Iran-backed forces across the Middle East, and the move will be seen as a remarkable escalation of tensions between Iran and the United States — even after supporters of an Iranian-backed militia this week. According to a recent in The Washington Post, Trump responded with frustration when he felt that Bolton had pushed him too hard in a different standoff, with President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela. Please direct all licensing questions to. It was the first Iran-related measure to reach Trump's desk after months of false starts on legislation that would require Congress to sign off on military action against Iran. There was concern in Congress that Tehran and Washington were perilously close to all-out conflict, and some lawmakers wanted to restrain further actions Trump might take against Iran. While everyone is waiting and prepared for us to attack Syria, maybe we should knock the hell out of Iran and their nuclear capabilities? And regardless, tensions ramped down considerably and suddenly. There, the administration is experimenting with driving a regime out without firing a shot. Tensions reignited in mid-April as Iranian boats came dangerously close to U. Many of his supporters shared this aim, and it would be difficult for him to justify starting a new one. The White House sent Congress a notification explaining the rationale for killing Soleimani, but kept it classified. The flip side of that is if they try to call your bluff. We want to hear what you think about this article. A previous version of this article misstated the reason Thielmann left his U. All this is occurring as the United States is in the midst of a broader planned drawdown from the region. What is it that justified these very extreme measures? The decision to take out the powerful military commander, Maj. That summer and fall, North Korea was testing missiles and nuclear weapons, Trump was threatening fire and fury, and news reports military plans and internal struggles within the Trump administration over which path to pursue. That fight is essentially over, but military officials in Baghdad say the coalition drawdown is also partly linked to rising tensions between the United States and Iran. The Iranians are looking at a lot of the same information—and if they guess wrong about what it means, the conflict no one says they want risks drawing closer with any overreaction or hastily planned escalation. The legislation calls for an end to military hostilities against Iran without congressional authorization. Even so, Trump said the resolution implied that his own constitutional authority to use military force was limited to defending the United States and its forces against imminent attack. As tensions simmer, the Pentagon has beefed up defenses at Iraqi military bases hosting U. The force is stationed in Iraq to fight the Islamic State militant group. Iran responded by launching a series of missiles at our forces stationed in Iraq. The past week of provocations and counter-provocations between the United States and Iran—involving U. Qasem Soleimani, was a huge one. The survey came shortly after the U. These events could be taken as indications that the threats were real and the concern was warranted. Kaine accused Trump of going back on his pledge to wind down so-called endless wars in the Middle East with his veto. Decisions over how to respond to a new attack would be influenced by its scale and lethality, the official said, as well as the type of weapons used. In June, for example, after Iran shot down a U. The Senate in February passed the resolution with the support of eight Republicans. Asked whether he was worried that U.。 。 。 。 。

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