This comes after a recent increase in tension with Iran. John Bolton, indeed, is said to be eager for a war with Iran on the assumption that it would be an important step toward the elimination of terrorism in the Islamic world. The fact that Iran is Shi’ite while ISIS, al-Qaeda, and the Taliban are Sunni is, apparently, of no import.
One question that has to be asked: are the soldiers going to the Middle East to keep the peace? Or are they being sent as targets, to provoke a war?