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Guards Discuss Attacks on US Army Site and Chief of Staff

March 19, 2021
Speaking of Iran
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Guards Discuss Attacks on US Army Site and Chief of Staff

Members of the Revolutionary Guards considered bomb attacks targeting a US Army post and the Army’s chief of staff, reports James Laporta for Associated Press.

Iran has made threats against Fort McNair, an Army post in the U.S. capital, and against the Army’s vice chief of staff, two senior U.S. intelligence officials said.

They said communications intercepted by the National Security Agency in January showed that Iran’s Revolutionary Guard discussed mounting “USS Cole-style attacks” against the Army post, referring to the October 2000 suicide attack in which a small boat pulled up alongside the Navy destroyer in the Yemeni port of Aden and exploded, killing 17 sailors.

The intelligence also revealed threats to kill Gen. Joseph M. Martin and plans to infiltrate and surveil the installation, according to the officials, who were not authorized to publicly discuss national security matters and spoke on condition of anonymity. The Army post, one of the oldest in the country, is Martin’s official residence.

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