Friday News Roundup — June 21st, 2019: Tensions in the Persian Gulf; Curbing Saudi Arms Sales; Reviving Advice and Consent; Plus News You May Have Missed

Iran Crisis Is at a Simmer, Not a Rolling Boil

(An RQ-4 BAMS-D, Photo Credit: U.S. Navy/Erik Hildebrandt courtesy Northrop Grumman)

If you put enough American troops and Iranian forces in a small enough area and turn the heat up high enough, something will happen, people will make judgement calls, and suddenly we will be shooting at each other.

Analyzing Iranian Unconventional Capabilities

(A Well-Dressed Houthi Fighter, Photo Credit Mohammed Huwals, Agence France-Presse)

Congress Challenges the Administration on Arms Sales to Gulf Allies

(Saudi Crown Prince Muhammaed bin Salman discusses arms sales with President Donald Trump, Photo Credit Reuters)

“An Efficacious Source of Stability”

(Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan in Japan, Photo Credit: Lisa Ferninando, Office of the Secretary of Defense)

News You May Have Missed

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