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Trump was actually smart to outsource U.S. military action in Iran to Saudi Arabia, Middle East expert argues

President Trump got no small amount of grief for suggesting Sunday that he would let Saudi Arabia decide what military action, if any, the "locked and loaded" U.S. should take against Iran if Tehran turns out to be behind an aerial attack on a major Saudi oil facility. But Trump's tweet has some strategic merit, argues Joshua Landis, director of the Center for Middle East studies at the University of Oklahoma. Here's the kernel of Landis' argument:

Saudi Arabia will not support a war with Iran that has a Saudi return...

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News Posted By: theweek - Tuesday, 17 September, 2019