Trump team briefs Congress about Iranian threat: 'This is about deterrence, not about war'

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" "The administration sent Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Joe Dunford to brief lawmakers in the House and Senate in separate, closed-door sessions." "
" “Our biggest focus at this point is to prevent Iranian miscalculation,” Shanahan told reporters after the briefing. “We do not want the situation to escalate. This is about deterrence, not about war.” "
" "Our efforts and our ultimate objective over the past days has been to deter Iran," Pompeo said. "

When you are not ready to fight is the time you are most likely going to have to fight. If you are always ready and prepared to fight, enemies seldom strike. There are the occasional exceptions but relatively few.
Prime example is the time period just prior to WW II. Chamberlain gave away Czechoslovakia to Germany and look where that got the world.

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