analysis9Cmdr. (res.) Eyal Pinko
(Competitive Intelligence and Cyber Consulting, Ph.D. candidate Strategy, Defense and Intelligence studies, Bar Ilan University, Israel)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies ( Publication date: 1 February 2020

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS)

The US operation that killed one of the symbols of Tehran reflects superb intelligence capabilities. From cyber to agents within the Quds Force – the intelligence infrastructure behind the targeted killing of Qasem Soleimani. Also: from silent acceptance to limited response – Iran's options for vengeance. Commentary

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