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Behind the IRGC-Hezbollah Alliance, Soleimani Bonded With Mugniyeh’s Family

Behind the IRGC-Hezbollah Alliance, Soleimani Bonded With Mugniyeh’s Family

Iranian general Qasem Soleimani (left) with Hezbollah commander Imad Mugnihey. Muganiyeh was assassinated by Mossad in 2008 Soleimani was killed by a U.S. air strike in 2020. (Credit: Al Manar TV) U.S. intelligence has long assessed that Iran’s Quds Force and Lebanon’s Hezbollah work closely together in projecting Iranian power in the Middle East. In...

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Trump’s Pressure On Iran May Spark Mideast Conflict

Trump’s Pressure On Iran May Spark Mideast Conflict

Israeli attacks in three Middle East countries are pushing a volatile region that is already the scene of two long-running wars, closer to a third. The lethal strikes show how the Trump administration has effectively outsourced the military component of its “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran. As a result,  one U.S. ally–Israel–is attacking in another...

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Israel Pressured NSA for Intelligence on Targeting Killings

Israel Pressured NSA for Intelligence on Targeting Killings

In 2006, as Israel and Hezbollah waged a brief but brutal war in south Lebanon,  Israeli military officials used private channels to pressure their American counterparts in the National Security Agency for intelligence to help assassinate Hezbollah operatives, according to a pair of top-secret NSA documents, released this week by The Intercept. The documents, part of the...

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