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James Jay Carafano

A Heritage Foundation vice president, James Jay Carafano directs the think tank’s research on issues of defense and foreign relations.

07 May 2019 03:29 PM

Trump tries gunboat diplomacy with Iran – Here’s why he’s doing it

The United States is sending a Navy carrier group to the Middle East. Why? Because it can.

04 March 2018 11:43 PM

If Iran Decides to Go Nuclear It Will Become the New 'North Korea'

The 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was intended to forestall the Iranian regime’s development of nuclear weapons. Last October, President Trump decertified the deal, citing Iran’s failure to give international inspectors unfettered access to its nuclear and military facilities, its continued effort to acquired banned nuclear and missile technology, and other breaches of the agreement.