Director Dennis Fritz and Associate Director Matthew Hoh preview possible avenues of retaliation against Iran by the White House.
“I think the Biden Administration’s primary choice will be to target Iranian Revolutionary Guard forces’ (IRGC) facilities in Syria and Iraq,” said Dennis Fritz, director of the Eisenhower Media Network (EMN) which emphasizes peace and diplomacy in U.S. foreign policy.
Fritz, a retired command chief master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, said that such a move could see Iran respond directly “with attacks on American ships and bases in the Middle East that host our personnel” and this could lead to a wider war.
“Limited attacks on targets in Iran would see commensurate Iranian reprisals. So attacks on Iranian Guard facilities or air and naval bases would see return attacks on U.S. bases in Iraq and Syria,” said EMN associate director, Matthew Hoh.
“The Iranian response to the assassination of General Qassem Soleimani by the U.S. in January 2020 is a good example. Hopefully, that is where it would end. However, there is the danger of it not ending and an escalating tit-for-tat cycle taking hold—insisted upon by internal U.S. and Iranian political pressures,” he added.
Read the full piece by Newsweek’s Brendan Cole here.