On COI #290, Kyle Anzalone and Connor Freeman cover the continuing U.S. escalations against Russia and Iran.
Kyle breaks down the recently announced $1 billion U.S. military aid package headed for Kiev. It includes, for the first time, Harpoon anti-ship missiles as well as increased munitions for the long-range rocket systems sent earlier this month. Rep. Adam Smith, head of the House Armed Services Committee, is saying the administration is being “too cautious.” Smith demands “aggressive” military aid including killer drones and longer range munitions for the High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems.
Connor covers boiling tensions between Iran and Israel. Tehran reportedly believes Tel Aviv has killed two additional scientists and potentially two more IRGC members. Israel is using the fallout from last week’s IAEA Board of Governors meeting to call for a renewed effort to build up an anti-Iran, U.S.-led, NATO-style alliance with the Gulf States. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is saying the “only outcome” of Iran’s current “path” will be “further economic and political isolation.”