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Is Israel Thinking About a Military Strike on Iran? History Tells Us It's Possible.

Is Israel Thinking About a Military Strike on Iran? History Tells Us It's Possible.Iran shot down a U.S. drone on June 19, further escalating tensions between Iran and its adversaries.Relations with Iran have been worsening for months. In early May, one year after the United States withdrew from the nuclear deal negotiated in 2015 between Iran, the U.S., the European Union and five other countries, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that his country may also withdraw from the agreement, which limits its ability to develop nuclear weapons in exchange for lifting sanctions.In June, Rouhani announced that Iran will restart uranium enrichment, which could put the country on track to develop a nuclear weapon within a year. Rouhani’s government insists its uranium will go to civilian nuclear power, not weapons.As a “deterrent” to Iran, the United States is sending an additional 1,000 troops to the Middle East.The U.S. is not the only country considering a military response in Iran.“Israel will not allow Iran to obtain nuclear weapons,” said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on June 17. Netanyahu also said Iran must be punished for violating the nuclear agreement.Israel, which has faced threats to its national security since its founding as a Jewish homeland in the Middle East in 1948, is known to take aggressive, preventive action to protect itself – including by launching preemptive strikes on neighboring nations it perceives as threatening.If international relations with Iran grow more volatile, Israel could take dramatic, unilateral action against its neighbor and longtime adversary.How the Begin Doctrine justifies preemptive strikesI’m an international security scholar who studies Israel’s proactive use of its military to prevent nuclear buildup in the Middle East.



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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez refuses to back Bernie Sanders for 2020: 'We’re not thinking at all about the next election'

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez refuses to back Bernie Sanders for 2020: 'We’re not thinking at all about the next election'Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has refused to endorse Bernie Sanders for the 2020 Democratic nomination, despite working on the senator’s first presidential campaign. A spokesperson for Ms Ocasio-Cortez, like Mr Sanders a self-described democratic socialist, refused to comment directly on the 77-year-old’s Tuesday announcement he is running for a second time. “We’re excited to see so many progressives in the race,” spokesperson Corbin Trent said.



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Man Mistakes Neighbor's House for His Own, Kills Homeowner Thinking He Was an Intruder

Man Mistakes Neighbor's House for His Own, Kills Homeowner Thinking He Was an IntruderA Missouri man is charged with involuntary manslaughter after he allegedly went to his neighbor's home, thinking it was his own, then choked the homeowner to death. Police say the suspect was drunk at the time.



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Chris Evans Says What We're All Thinking About Barack Obama

Chris Evans Says What We're All Thinking About Barack ObamaActor Chris Evans summed up what many Americans were feeling on Tuesday after former President Barack Obama responded to President Donald Trump’s plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, in six months.



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Science journalist retires at 98 and warns of generation of Americans who suffer from a thinking 'disability’

Science journalist retires at 98 and warns of generation of Americans who suffer from a thinking 'disability’A 98-year-old US science journalist, who has finally decided to retire, has said a generation of Americans are suffering from a “major disability in what they can think about and understand”. David Perlman, who has not only won awards but had them named after him, said this was one reason why so many people refused to recognise climate change was real. Speaking to the website of the Poynter Institute, which trains the media, The San Francisco Chronicle journalist described cuts in science coverage by newspapers as “absolutely obscene”.



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Duterte snubs White House invite. What was Trump thinking?

Duterte snubs White House invite. What was Trump thinking?Now it's the Philippines turn. In another spontaneous foreign policy initiative, Trump used a Saturday phone call to invite the country's controversial president, Rodrigo Duterte, for an official White House visit.



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Here’s what Trump was thinking when he made those bombshell wiretapping allegations

Here’s what Trump was thinking when he made those bombshell wiretapping allegationsPresident Trump made headlines on Saturday after he sent a series of explosive tweets claiming that the phones in his Manhattan skyscraper were tapped by former President Barack Obama during last year’s campaign. On Sunday, the White House released a statement calling for congressional intelligence committees to investigate the charge as part of probes into alleged Russian interference in the election. Despite that effort to put an end to the discussion, the White House has been peppered this week by reporters asking whether Trump had proof for his explosive claim that “President Obama was tapping my phones.” At his daily briefings on Monday and Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer repeatedly declined to answer questions about the president’s claim and said a congressional investigation was the “appropriate place” to deal with the matter.



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