U.S. Enters Dangerous New Phase in Shadow War With Iran

The United States has been hitting back at Iran-linked militants after a barrage of attacks on American targets in the Middle East in recent weeks.

  • Although the U.S. says the operations are aimed at deterring further attacks against its forces in the region, the retaliatory strikes haven’t been entirely successful.
  • Just last week, U.S. military bases bore the brunt of three attacks in both Iraq and Syria, according to a report from the AP.

The ongoing clashes have raised concerns that the U.S. may inadvertently set off a wider escalation, as opposed to the intended goal of deterring attacks on American forces in the region.

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