Institute Acting Executive Director Rasmussen Discusses the Impact of the US Strike on Qassem Soleimani

January 7, 2020

On Friday January 3, 2019 U.S. Armed Forces conducted a strike in Iraq which killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani. After the strike, the Iranian regime pledged to retaliate against American targets in response to the General’s killing.

In the days since the strike McCain Institute Acting Executive Director and ASU Professor of Practice Nicholas Rasmussen appeared in numerous U.S. media outlets to give his expert opinion on what capabilities the Iranians have to hit the U.S. and how U.S. counterterrorism agencies are thinking about possible Iranian retaliation.

On Friday, Rasmussen appeared on MSNBC live to discuss the potential fallout from the U.S. strike.

On Saturday morning, Rasmussen appeared on NBC’s Today and discussed Iran’s capabilities.

Rasmussen has also spoken to print sources; those articles can be found in the updating list below.

NBC News, Josh Lederman, Dan De Luce and Saphora Smith: Iran’s options for retaliation against the U.S. and Americans span the globe

Bloomberg Government, Michaela Ross: Iran Threat Response Seen as Weakened by Trump’s Immigration Focus


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