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Commentary: As tensions rise with Iran, remember the intelligence failures that led to the Iraq war

In recent weeks, the Trump administration raised an alarm about Iran mounting missiles on boats in the Persian Gulf and potentially putting U.S. ships in danger. Citing intelligence about an increased threat from Iran, it sent B-52 bombers, an aircraft carrier and several warships to the gulf. The State Department last week also ordered a partial evacuation of the U.S. Embassy in Iraq, citing an "increased threat stream" in the region.

As the drumbeat for war in Iran gets louder, I can't help but recall

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