Iran’s destruction of a U.S. Global Hawk unmanned aircraft with a surface-to-air missile near the Strait of Hormuz should be a wake-up call for proponents of autonomous or remotely-piloted warfighting systems.
By calling off a US military attack on Iran, President Donald Trump may have averted terrorist attacks on Americans and a wider war in the Middle East.
Mike Pompeo held talks Monday with the Saudi king and crown prince after days of mounting tensions following the downing of a U.S drone last week.
President Trump ordered an attack on Iran on Thursday but called the operation off just hours before it was due to occur, officials said.
Iran's Revolutionary Guard shot down a U.S. drone on Thursday amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington over the collapsing nuclear deal.
War with Iran: Some Iranians say they feel hemmed in all sides and see various forces eager to stoke tensions that could lead to conflict.
Iran said Monday that its stockpile of enriched uranium will surpass limits set by the 2015 international nuclear deal 10 days from now.
The U.S. will take all actions necessary – "diplomatic and otherwise" – to deter Iran from disrupting Gulf energy supplies, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned on Sunday.