Two-pronged approaches: considerations in the US-Iran showdown

Content Type
Policy Brief
Institution
Al Jazeera Center for Studies
Abstract
In early May 2019, the United States announced it would deploy an aircraft carrier, B-52 strategic bombers, and a Patriot missile battery to the Gulf region, declaring it had received information that Iran intended to strike US targets or those of its allies, directly or through a proxy. The United States followed with a new round of sanctions targeting Iran’s oil industry.
Topic
International Relations, International Affairs
Political Geography
America, Iran