Trump’s ‘moderate’ defense secretary has already brought us to the brink of war

Am I exaggerating? Ask the Iranians. “Boarding an Iranian ship is a shortcut” to confrontation, says Seyyed Hossein Mousavian, former member of Iran’s National Security Council and a close ally of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Even if a firefight in international waters were avoided, the Islamic Republic, Mousavian tells me, “would retaliate” and has “many other options for retaliation.”

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“Trump’s ‘moderate’ defense secretary has already brought us to the brink of war,” Mehdi Hassan, The Intercept, March 1, 2017.