Is Iran Close to Collapse? Three Things You Need To Know about the U.S.-Iran Showdown
The National Interest -

Michael Rubin

Security, Middle East

Washington must hold its red lines while not giving in to Tehran's wishes or escalating into a shooting conflict.

Iran and the United States are as close to direct conflict as they have been for three decades, since Operation Praying Mantis in 1988 which was, at the time, the largest surface naval engagement since World War II.

A lot of ink has been spilled and oxygen expended discussing the matter, some of it good and some of it simplistic. Here a few...

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