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Protesters shout slogans against the United States during a demonstration following a US airstrike that killed top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani in Iraq. (ARIF ALI/AFP via Getty Images)

The Pentagon confirmed on Friday that it will send an additional 3,000 troops to the Middle East. This news follows the Friday morning U.S. drone killing of top Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad, Iraq, in response to which the supreme leader of Iran called for retaliation against the U.S. The U.S. State Department has urged American citizens to exit Iraq. Forum will provide the latest updates and discuss what may come next.


Laura Rozen, diplomatic correspondent, Al-Monitor

Dornaz Memarzia, Iranian American activist; former Northern California field organizer, National Iranian American Council

Sanam Vakil, adjunct professor of Middle East Studies, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies