Tag: Soleimanis

SecDef: Soleimani’s Killing Dealt Big Setback to Iranian Terrorism

Two months after a U.S. drone strike killed a preeminent Iranian general, the Pentagon’s top two military leaders said President Donald Trump made the right decision, one that has deterred Iran’s terrorist activities in the region. Defense Secretary Mark Esper told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Wednesday that it was the right call to kill Iranian Quds Force leader Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, describing him as a “terrorist leader of a terrorist organization that killed many, many Americans, wounded thousands more.” Sen. Martha McSally, R-Arizona, said she agreed with the decision to carry out the Jan. 2 ... Read more

Gen. Petraeus Says Soleimani’s Death More Significant Than Bin Laden’s

News U.S. Navy Lt. Junior-Grade Haraz N. Ghanbari / U.S. Navy via Getty ImagesIn this handout photo provided by ISAF Regional Command (South), then-U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, commanding general of the NATO International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan, delivers remarks before he administers the oath of re-affirmation and re-enlistment to 235 U.S. service members during a ceremony called “Operation Enduring Commitment – The Red, White and True,” held at Kandahar Airfield on July 4, 2011, in Kandahar, Afghanistan. (U.S. Navy Lt. Junior-Grade Haraz N. Ghanbari / U.S. Navy via Getty Images) Retired Army Gen. David Petraeus, ... Read more