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U.S. Retaliatory Cyber Attack and New Sanctions on Iran: What Is the Strategy?

June 26, 2019

Episode Notes:

On Monday, President Trump signed an executive order imposing additional economic sanctions on Iran in retaliation for the downing of a U.S. drone last week. This follows on the heels of a U.S. cyber attack targeting Iranian backed operations associated with the Revolutionary Guard Corps.

Aaron Stein, Director of the Middle East Program at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, joins the WarCast to discuss the events and examine the current U.S. approach.

[ 0:17 ] Introduction
[ 0:50 ] Details of new sanctions
[  1:45 ] Connection with cyber attack
[  2:48 ] What the U.S. actually wants Iran to do
[  5:18 ] Addressing Iran's support for non-state clients
[  1:45 ] Measuring success

Twitter: @aaronstein1

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