Security Dilemma: Are Iran and the US Heading Toward a War?

Hamidreza Azizi

Security Dilemma: Are Iran and the US Heading Toward a War?

In a new sign of growing tensions between Iran and the United States, it was reported May 23 that the Pentagon has asked the White House to dispatch some 5000 additional troops, as well as new military equipment, to the Middle East. The logic behind the request, according to the Pentagon, is to enhance US defense capabilities in face of the so-called “Iranian threat.”