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OPINION: Trump Has Acted Foolishly On Iran. Let's Hope He Avoids War

Right now, the best we can hope for is that the administration manages to muddle through and avoid a dangerous and unnecessary war, write former senior State Department officials.

Aaron David Miller (@aarondmiller2), a vice president at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and a former State Department adviser and Middle East negotiator, is the author of The End of Greatness: Why America Can't Have (and Doesn't Want) Another Great President.

Richard Sokolsky, a nonresident senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, was a member of the secretary of state's Office of Policy Planning from 2005-2015.


Despite his late Sunday night ALL CAPS tweet threatening Iran, Donald Trump is not looking for a war with the Islamic Republic. Indeed, a day and a half after his tweet, that he's looking to cut a deal.

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