A Half-Hour Away: How Trump Opted Against Iran Strike

Trump’s decision point came at the culmination of a tense 24 hours inside the West Wing after a drone went down.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The planes were ready — their deadly cargo poised for delivery within a half-hour. President Donald Trump had been given a series of options Thursday night on how to respond to Iran’s downing of an unmanned American surveillance drone. Senior military advisers zeroed in on a plan to launch strikes on a trio of sites within Iran, and it was up to Trump to give the final go-ahead. If the planes took…

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