Why America and Iran Came Within Minutes of War

Here is what went down. 

Why America and Iran Came Within Minutes of War

By most accounts, the United States and Iran came within minutes of armed conflict with each other on June 20, 2019. 

was shot down by an Iranian Ra’ad surface-to-air missile system.” data-reactid=”25″>Around 4:30 AM that morning, a U.S. Navy RQ-4N Global Hawk spy drone flying a routine circuit over international airspace in the Persian Gulf was shot down by an Iranian Ra’ad surface-to-air missile system.

ten minutes” away from striking three Iranian bases likely with air- and sea-launched missiles when President Donald Trump changed his mind and canceled the attack. He later cited concerns that killing an estimated 150 Iranians over the loss of an unmanned drone was a disproportionate response.” data-reactid=”26″>Later that day, U.S. forces were ostensibly “ten minutes” away from striking three Iranian bases likely with air- and sea-launched missiles when President Donald Trump changed his mind and canceled the attack. He later cited concerns that killing an estimated 150 Iranians over the loss of an unmanned drone was a disproportionate response.

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