How the U.S. and Iran Got Locked in a Toxic Dance of Death

On Saturday, Houthi rebels launched their most audacious attack to date in their war against Saudi Arabia, badly damaging two oil plants that process most of the countrys crude output. The attacks were carried out by drones with a range of almost 1,000 miles, and immediately escalated tensions between the United States and Iran. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Iran of being behind an unprecedented attack on the worlds energy supply. The Iranians have long supported the Houthis in their ongoing conflict with Saudi Arabia, a close American ally, and American intelligence officials strongly suspect that Iranian technicians trained the Houthis to deploy missile-launching drones. The Houthi attack on the Saudi refineries is perhaps best seen as the most …

Lindsey Graham Fast Facts

(CNN)Here’s a look at the life of Lindsey Graham, US senator from South Carolina and 2016 GOP presidential candidate. Father: Florence James Graham, restaurant, pool hall and liquor store owner Mother: Millie Graham, restaurant, pool hall and liquor store owner Education: University of South Carolina, Columbia, B.A., 1977; University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1981 Military service: US Air Force, 1982-1988; South Carolina Air National Guard, 1989-1995; US Air Force Reserve, 1995-2015; retired from the Air Force Reserve in 2015 as a colonel. Religion: Southern Baptist Other Facts:Growing up, he worked in the pool hall his family owned, the Sanitary Cafe. His mother and father died within 15 months of each other when Graham was an undergraduate. He …