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Opinion: Why War With Iran Is Bad For Trump — And America

Iran's shoot-down of a U.S. drone underscores the growing risk of conflict between the countries. If war occurs, President Trump will wish he stayed out, write Aaron David Miller and Richard Sokolsky.

Aaron David Miller (@aarondmiller2), a distinguished fellow 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, currently a nonresident senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, worked in the State Department for six different administrations and was a member of the secretary of state's Office of Policy Planning from 2005-2015.


Ever since World War II, wars have not been kind to American presidents. The United States didn't achieve

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