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U.S.-Iran Conflict and Implications for U.S. Policy [Updated May 8, 2020]   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Document: "Since May 2019, U.S.-Iran tensions have heightened significantly, and evolved into conflict after U.S. military forces killed Qasem Soleimani, the commander of the Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force (IRGC-QF) and one of Iran's most important military commanders, in a U.S. airstrike in Baghdad on January 3, 2020. The United States and Iran have appeared to be on the brink of additional hostilities since, as attacks by Iran-backed groups on bases in Iraq inhabited by U.S. forces have continued."

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CRS Report for Congress, R45795
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2020-05-08
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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