Michael Pregent, a retired intelligence officer, is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute in Washington, DC. He tweets @MPPregent.
The U.S. has repeatedly chosen the wrong allies in Iraq. Now Iran is poised for total control over its old adversary, a development that carries grave costs.
Why has a ragtag force been able to hold out against the most powerful country in the world? Because America’s regional strategy is based on false precepts.