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Trump Tweeted There's 'No Infighting' on U.S. Policy on Iran. But Does He Have All the Information?

| May 18, 2019

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Tensions between the United States and Iran escalated this week as the Defense Department disclosed plans to counter Iranian threats to U.S. personnel in the region — and as the State Department recalled non-emergency personnel from Iraq.

Like many foreign policy crises handled by the Trump administration, the latest standoff reportedly is plagued by ineffective decision-making processes between the president and his advisers. Trump weighed in on Twitter to respond to the criticisms of a process run amok....

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For Academic Citation: Jost, Tyler and Robert Schub.“Trump Tweeted There's 'No Infighting' on U.S. Policy on Iran. But Does He Have All the Information?.” The Washington Post, May 18, 2019.

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