International Security

Pompeo (right) seated in a chair talking to Condoleezza Rice (State Dept./Ron Przysucha)

Using deterrence to make the world safer

The U.S. is seeking to deter the Iranian regime and other nations' aggression. See the steps allied nations are taking to restore deterrence.
People in hard hats standing amid destroyed buildings and rubble (© Alejandro Pagni/AP Images)

Beyond the pale: Iranian regime’s pattern of depravity

The unprovoked aggression of Iran's leaders spans decades. Learn more about some of the most violent acts of an outlaw regime.
Coffins being carried through crowds of mourners in Iran (© AP Images)

Masih Alinejad: When a crowd is not what it seems

A critic of Iran's regime says recent funeral processions hide the truth about Qassem Soleimani. See how many Iranians feel about the deceased general.
President Trump and two people in uniform saluting; Trump quote about American strength as deterrent (The White House/Shealah Craighead)

President Trump on U.S. resolve against Iran [infographic]

In remarks from the White House, President Trump emphasized the importance of America's role in peace and stability in the Middle East.
Masked man hitting poster of Qassem Soleimani with a shoe (© AP Images)

General Qassem Soleimani’s bloody legacy

Learn about the violent legacy of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, a U.S.-designated terrorist who coordinated attacks throughout the world.
Lines of soldiers marching (© Vahid Salemi/AP Images)

U.S.: Iran’s ‘Guard Corps’ is a terrorist organization

By designating the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist organization, the U.S. has more tools to counter Iran's global campaign of terrorism.
Young soldiers marching (© Ebrahim Noroozi/AP Images)

Iran exports violence and repression

Iran suppresses its own people through a volunteer paramilitary force loyal to the regime and trains others outside of Iran on how to do the same.
People looking at rubble of destroyed building (© AP Images)

Defensive airstrikes show U.S. resolve against Iranian regime’s aggression

Defensive U.S. airstrikes hit weapons caches of Iran-backed militants in Iraq and Syria. See how the U.S. is combatting Iran's aggression.
Military members holding briefing (U.S. Marine Corps/Staff Sergeant Jordan E. Gilbert)

Yama Sakura 77: U.S. and Japan’s annual military drill

Learn more about Yama Sakura, the main military exercise conducted every year between U.S. forces and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.