Atlantic Council Senior Adviser Harlan Ullman writes for United Press International on the Obama administration’s next steps with regard to the ratification of the Iran nuclear deal:

When George W. Bush made the decision to launch Operation Iraqi Freedom to topple Saddam Hussein in 2003, his administration failed to answer the simple but crucial question of “what next?” As the Obama administration launches its campaign to protect the nuclear deal with Iran ratified within the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the White House cannot repeat the same fatal error of its predecessor.

Not only must the “what next” be addressed. The administration must have a follow-on strategy and plan for dealing with what will be a tectonic reordering of security in the region and beyond.

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