The U.S. ordered killing of General Qassem Soleimani has revived concerns over the shifting alliances and allegiances in the Middle East. The assassination has divided lawmakers in Washington. Meanwhile, the Trump administration is sending several thousand additional troops to the region in the wake of the deadly strike and reaction to Soleimani’s death.
That death has revived memories for many, including Peter Mansoor, who fought in the Iraq War between 2003 and 2005. He’s a retired Army Colonel who was Executive Officer to General David Petraeus for fifteen months during the 2007 surge in Iraq. Mansoor is the General Raymond E. Mason, Jr. Professor Chair in Military History at Ohio State University.
And, he grew up in Sacramento, graduating from Mira Loma High School. He illuminates how volatile the region is and who is on whose side.
- Retired Army Colonel & Former Executive Officer to General David Petraeus Peter Mansoor
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