Douglas London is a retired Senior CIA Operations Officer and an Adjunct Associate Professor at Georgetown University's Center for Security Studies.

To say he knows something about national security and threat detection is an understatement.

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Fox News

President Donald Trump ordered an air strike earlier this month that resulted in the death of Iran's top military official, Qasem Soleimani, while Soleimani was visiting Iraqi officials as a diplomat.

The move sent tensions with Iran skyrocketing, and resulted in retaliatory strikes on Iraqi military bases where American soldiers are stationed.

With Soleimani's death bringing the U.S. to the brink of yet another war in the Middle East, Americans wanted an explanation for why the assassination of Soleimani was urgent, and for how it improved the already growing tensions with Iran.

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President Donald Trump and his allies continue to defend his decision to launch an air strike against top Iranian military official, Qasem Soleimani, citing the hundreds of Americans who died at Soleimani's hands.

Trump launched the strike in retaliation to the death of an American military translator and protestors storming the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.

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National Archives

Illinois Democratic Senator Tammy Duckworth has accomplished numerous firsts since being elected to Congress as a member of the House of Representatives in 2013 then again in the Senate in 2017.

Senator Duckworth is the first Thai-American woman, the first legislator born in Thailand and the first woman with a disability elected to Congress. She is first female double amputee in the Senate and the first Senator to give birth while in office.

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Washington Post

President Donald Trump's administration is still attempting to defend the air strike that killed the top military official in Iran, Qasem Soleimani, in a move that dramatically escalated tensions between the United States and Iran.

Trump officials said the killing of Soleimani was a response to an "imminent attack" that necessitated the drastic move without informing Congressional leadership.

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The Washington Post

On Tuesday night, Iran launched over a dozen ballistic missiles on Iraqi military bases where U.S. troops were stationed. The attack was in retaliation to President Donald Trump's order of an air strike that killed Iran's top military official, Qasem Soleimani, as Soleimani visited Iraq.

Trump tweeted that "all [was] well!" later that evening and addressed the nation on Wednesday morning.

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By now, you've likely heard that President Donald Trump ordered an airstrike that killed Iran's highest ranking military official, Qasem Soleimani, in response to the death of an American contractor.

That attack begot a response from Iran late Tuesday night when over a dozen ballistic missiles were fired upon Iraqi military bases where U.S. troops are stationed. The number of casualties is yet to be known.

Even before Iran's retaliation, Democrats condemned Trump for the hastiness of his strike on Soleimani.

Trump didn't inform Congressional leadership of his plans and the attack came while Soleimani was visiting Iraq as a diplomat. The killing of Soleimani prompted Iraq's parliament to vote in favor of exiting the remaining U.S. troops in Iraq.

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