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The Assassination of Qassim Suleimani
Jan 6, 2020 at 01:45 AM

The Quick Facts

  • On Thursday, January 2nd, President Trump ordered an airstrike that killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani.
  • Soleimani led Iran's elite Quds Force, a covert group of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps that backed proxies in the Middle East. The group is a U.S.-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization, and was responsible for hundreds of American deaths in Iraq.
  • In a public statement, the White House explained that "General Soleimani was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region."
  • Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi responded, saying, "Tonight’s airstrike risks provoking further dangerous escalation of violence. America – and the world – cannot afford to have tensions escalate to the point of no return." She declared the decision was made without the consultation of Congress, and accused President Trump of acting without an Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against Iran.

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The Guardian

The assassination of Qassem Suleimani

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The New York Times

The Dire Consequences of Trump’s Suleimani Decision

Susan E. Rice
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The Brookings Institute

Qassem Soleimani and beyond

Michael E. O'Hanlon
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USA Today

Killing of Iran's Qassem Soleimani: Trump right to respond to Iran

James S. Robbins
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