Amirani argues that the 1953 coup became the "playbook" for future U.S. covert actions in countries such as Guatemala, Vietnam, and Chile.
The documentary Coup 53 explores how a seemingly easy regime change wrecked U.S. foreign policy for decades.
New documentary explains why installing the shah in 1953 led to ruinous American covert operations throughout the Cold War and beyond.
Peace Candidate Donald Trump Threatens Massive Retaliation Against Iran in Response to Rumored Assassination Plot
The president promised that any attack by Iran against the United States would be met with a response "1,000 times greater in magnitude!"
Trump, Self-Proclaimed Ender of Endless Wars, Is Reducing the U.S. Troop Presence in Iraq to Where It Was in 2015
The Wall Street Journal reports that the Pentagon will be reducing troop levels in Iraq by a third.
Trump even vetoed a bill that would stop him from military action in Iran without congressional approval.
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Rocket attacks and "precision defensive strikes" will bring us ever closer to truly endless war.
Keeping up maximum pressure is a dangerous distraction for the United States and catastrophic for the Iranian people.
"Does this advance American safety and security? Does it make Americans freer and more prosperous? The answer is no."
Eight Republicans join the vote, but that's not enough to overrule a likely veto.
The Trump administration is treating people of Iranian origin like a potential fifth column.
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Few people are buying the U.S. government's unconvincing explanations about "imminent" threats.
Four Republicans cross the aisle to support a new resolution limited the president's power to wage war. But could they get enough to overrule a veto?
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The nation's only female Olympic medalist says she has permanently left the Islamic Republic due to the oppression of women.
Talking congressional oversight, the Bernie resurgence, and the death of Neil Peart on the Reason Roundtable podcast
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A smart foreign policy includes the consideration of unintended consequences.
But their rhetorical tricks no longer bewitch a war-weary nation.
Sarah Sanders 'Can't Think of Anything Dumber Than Allowing Congress To Take Over Our Foreign Policy'
The former press secretary thinks abiding by the Constitution would be the worst thing for America right now.
Rand Paul, Mike Lee Are 'Empowering the Enemy' By Wanting To Debate War With Iran, Says Lindsey Graham
The Senate is preparing to vote on a War Powers Resolution that would move to curtail President Trump's military actions abroad.
Sens. Mike Lee and Rand Paul declare support for a Senate version.
The Cato Institute's Christopher A. Preble lays out a uniquely libertarian approach to Iran, Iraq, and elsewhere.
Trump's Speech Confirms That Soleimani Strike Didn't Prevent Imminent Attack or Make Americans Safer
But what has the saber-rattling of the past week accomplished for the United States?
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Whether politicians care about congressional oversight seems to hinge on who is in power.
Trumpists Who Attacked the 'Deep State' Now Instinctively Trust U.S. Intelligence Agencies About the Soleimani Strike
Be skeptical of the spymasters.
After the assassination of the Iranian general, Trump's supporters should admit they were wrong that he was anti-war.
'Active Disinformation' or 'Honest Mistake'? Story Shifts on Leaked Letter Saying U.S. Will Leave Iraq
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The Reason Roundtable argues over America's latest foreign policy escalation
Who Poses the Greater Threat to Peace: An Impetuous President or 'Experienced Advisers' Who Are Disastrously Wrong?
History shows that expertise is not the same as wisdom.
The vice president says assassinated Iranian general Qasem Soleimani was involved in the September 11 plot. That's as true as when Republicans said Saddam Hussein was.
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Without Evidence of 'Imminent' Attack on Americans, the White House's Justification for Killing Iranian General Seems Hollow
Reports now suggest that Trump took the unprecedented step of killing a foreign leader based on thin evidence of a threat and with an eye toward domestic politics.