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Suleimani’s death won us the battle, but may cost us the peace

On January 2nd, a US drone strike killed ten individuals on the Baghdad Airport Road. Key among them was the deputy chief of the Iraqi pro-Iranian paramilitary group the Popular Mobilization Forces (P.M.F.) Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, and the leader of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps’ (I.R.G.C.) Quds force General Qasim Suleimani.

Almost instantly, foreign policy experts, politicians, the twitterverse, and millions of concerned individuals we