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Key Insights on Iran from Lt. General H.R. McMaster

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28.10.2020

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In the new book Battlegrounds written by Lt. General H.R. McMaster, we gain several important insights on the current state of affairs in Iran. For those who want to see a peaceful and prosperous Middle East, it is worth reading the two highly detailed chapters that McMaster dedicates to understanding Iran and his policy recommendations for the Islamic Republic.

Lt. General H.R. McMaster definitely has the credentials to understand Iran. Between 2017-2018, he served as National Security Advisor to President Trump. That position culminated a distinguished military career of 34 years in the U.S. Army. He also took time off during his career to earn a PhD in American History.

While deployed to Iraq, McMaster came to see firsthand the destructive role of Iran in the Middle East. In 2004, he took command of the 3rd Armored Calvary Regiment. During that time, his unit fought Iraqi insurgents who were funded, trained and equipped by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

McMaster wrote that Iran’s supply of sophisticated roadside bombs to Iraqi insurgents were responsible for the deaths of “…six hundred U.S. soldiers, over 17% of all U.S. deaths in Iraq from 2003 to 2011.”

This one example supports his wider point about how Iran dedicates enormous resources to proxy wars that have destabilized the Middle East in order to “export the Islamic Revolution” and pursue the destruction of Israel.

When seen in its entirety, the list of proxies supported by Iran is astounding. It includes,........

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