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President Donald Trump speaks to reporters with National Security Adviser John Bolton looking on in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, May 3, 2019.

Trump and Iran may be on the brink of a war that would likely be devastating to both sides

A war with Iran would likely be disastrous and further destabilize a region that's been consumed by conflict for years.
President Donald Trump holds up a memorandum that reinstates sanctions on Iran after he announced his decision to withdraw the United States from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal in the Diplomatic Room at the White House May 8, 2018 in Washington, DC.

Sen. Chris Murphy says Trump is blindly risking conflict with Iran and could spark a war even if he doesn’t want one

"All it takes is for one Shia militia to knock up against US forces outside Baghdad and we might be spiraling into conflict," Murphy said.
US National Security Advisor John Bolton.

Meet John Bolton, an architect of the Iraq War who’s now agitating for Trump to take action against Iran

Over the years, Bolton has held some controversial stances, including advocating for preemptive military strikes on North Korea and Iran.
FILE PHOTO: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attends talks in the Black Sea resort of Sochi

How the Trump administration got into a showdown with Iran that could lead to war

The Trump administration has rejected suggestions it's moving toward war after deploying military assets in response to unspecified threats.

Joe Biden’s vote for the 2003 Iraq War is coming back to bite him with 2020 voters

Then-Senator Joe Biden's vote in favor of the 2003 US invasion of Iraq could come back to haunt him in 2020 with a key demographic.
The US says Iran's military forces, including the militias it backs in Syria and Iraq, pose an unspecified threat to Americans or US interests in the Middle East.

The US and its allies in Iraq are bracing for attacks as a hidden threat from Iran looms

The State Department has told staff to evacuate Iraq as the US takes a tough stance against Iran, saying it's threatening US interests in the region.
Democratic lawmakers are concerned President Donald Trump is "inching" the US toward war with Iran.

Democrats are raising alarms about Trump ‘inching’ toward war with Iran, but experts are torn over what happens next

Some experts say fears Trump wants a war with Iran are overblown, but others worry he doesn't understand the risks of the situation escalating.
Daenerys Targaryen burned King's Landing down.

People think ‘Game of Thrones’ season 8, episode 5 was a big metaphor for the US’s disastrous Iraq War

In the latest episode, a lot of people think Daenerys Targaryen essentially turned into former President George W. Bush. Warning, spoilers ahead.
Dick Cheney (L) and Joe Biden (R) at the Vice President's residence in Washington in 2008.

Joe Biden’s past praise for Dick Cheney is suddenly getting attention one week into his 2020 campaign

"I actually like Dick Cheney, for real," Biden said in 2015. "I get on with him. I think he's a decent man."

Experts say that ISIS’ leader is taking a big risk to capitalize on the Sri Lanka attacks — and that it’s a ‘big middle finger...

One expert described a new video as the ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's "way of saying that he's still in control and is still calling the shots."