July 5, 2024 | Foreign Podicy

So Many Wars, So Little Time

July 5, 2024 Foreign Podicy

So Many Wars, So Little Time

As the Israel Defense Forces appear to have almost completed their mission to defeat Hamas terrorists in Rafah, a Gazan city along the Egyptian border, the Islamic Republic of Iran is utilizing Hezbollah, its proxy in Lebanon, to attack – even more aggressively – Israel’s northern territories. Behind Hezbollah, behind Hamas, behind Islamic Jihad, behind the Houthi rebels in Yemen, and multiple Shia militias in Syria and Iraq is an expanding jihadist empire whose metropole is in Tehran.

Seth Cropsey, former naval officer and deputy undersecretary of the Navy, recently wrote in the Wall Street Journal that Israel faces a tough choice: to go to war directly against the Tehran regime now, or to go war against the Tehran regime later.

He joins host Cliff May along with FDD’s RADM (Ret.) Mark Montgomery to discuss his article and Tehran’s war strategy, the Houthi chokehold on commercial shipping, and Beijing’s threat to Taiwan.

Issues:

China Hezbollah Iran Iran Global Threat Network Iran-backed Terrorism Israel Israel at War Military and Political Power North Korea Palestinian Politics Russia U.S. Defense Policy and Strategy Ukraine