A Better Way to Deter Iran in Iraq

The fear that World War III would begin after the January killing of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani always was overwrought. But a crisis provoked by Iran is never far off, even during a pandemic.

After a series of rocket attacks against U.S. bases in Iraq, the Pentagon reportedly is drawing up plans to eliminate Kataib Hezbollah, an Iran-backed Shiite militia in the country. President Trump hasn’t announced a policy change as his advisers debate whether the U.S. should do more to deter Tehran’s proxies.

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