Too often the United States has sold or transferred weapons to Arab friends and allies with little regard to their military utility and the recipients’ capacity to use them.
America must break free from the chains of status quo failure and adopt strategies that can succeed.
The Trump administration should publicly warn Russia and Iran that the United States will respond forcefully to future threats in Syria.
It is doubtful that President Trump is planning to change the regime in Tehran or to try to remake Iran into a liberal democratic nation.
The risk is high that Iran will be successful in working against U.S. interests if Trump unilaterally renounces the nuclear deal and continues brandishing threats.
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