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Elizabeth Warren says Trump ‘provoked’ the Iran crisis and is risking another ‘forever war’

"Let's be clear: Trump provoked this crisis. He has no strategy to contain it ... and now he's doubling down on military force," Warren tweeted.

Trump says tanker attacks aren’t worth a fight with Iran as the US military prepares for confrontation

The president broke with his advisers, as well as his military and diplomatic teams, telling reporters that the recent string of attacks are "minor."

Traders waiting for the Fed’s ‘moment of truth’ are sending global stocks higher

While the Federal Open Market Committee isn't expected to announce an immediate cut, it could signal its intention to lower rates later this year.
US Navy Adm. William McRaven salutes at his retirement ceremony in 2014.

Navy SEAL officer who oversaw the Bin Laden raid suggests Trump could learn about ‘integrity’ from Obama and Bush

"My hope and my prayers continue to be that President Trump will see that integrity and character," Adm. William McRaven said.
1,000 more troops are headed to the Middle East to confront Iran

The US is sending 1,000 more troops to the Middle East to confront Iran after the recent tanker attacks

In the wake of several attacks on commercial shipping, the Pentagon has decided it needs more troops on the ground in the Middle East to check Iran.
An oil tanker is seen after it was attacked at the Gulf of Oman

The US military is building a case against Iran with clearer images from the latest tanker attacks

The US military just released nearly a dozen photos that it alleges point to Iran's culpability in the latest tanker attacks.
French President Emmanuel Macron speaks with President Donald Trump ahead of a meeting at the Prefecture of Caen, on the sidelines of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy, France, June 6, 2019.

Iran just took its boldest action yet against the nuclear deal to ‘blackmail’ US allies and isolate Trump

Iran is responding to the US's maximum pressure campaign with "maximum blackmail" aimed at driving a wedge between Trump and the US's European allies.
This satellite image shows a nuclear reactor facility near Bushehr, Iran. The US believes this facility and others in Iran could be used by Iran to make nuclear weapons.

Iran says it will breach nuclear deal limits on its enriched uranium stockpile within 10 days

"We have quadrupled the rate of enrichment and even increased it more recently, so that in 10 days it will bypass the 300 kg limit," Iran said Monday.
An MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted drone aircraft performs aerial maneuvers over Creech Air Force Base

An Iranian boat reportedly fired a missile at a US drone right before the tanker attack

The US drone reportedly spotted Iranian vessels closing on the two tankers before it was fired upon.

An oddly-placed mine suggests Iran may have been purposefully pulling its punches in the tanker attacks so far

The perpetrator seems to be going out of their way to threaten shipping and shock oil markets without triggering a full-scale military retaliation.