The U.S. response

So far, the year’s gone something like this:

The U.S. administration decides to publicly blow up the top Iranian military commander (The Hill, Vice News).

In response, Iran gives notice of coming attacks on U.S. bases in Iraq (CNN, USA Today, The Guardian) (a notice for which the U.S. tries to credit its “early warning system” (The Hill, Fox, Daily Wire)!).

The attacks cause minimal damage and Iran notifies the U.S. that this will be their only response (Forbes, CNN, The Guardian).

The U.S. backs down (CNN).

Both nations come away with domestic bragging rights.

A lovely start to the year.

But, what about that plane (BBC, NYT, Intelligencer, Aljazeera, National Post)?

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