1. ESCALATION

    Intel Chair Open to U.S. Forces in Iran

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    Things are heating up fast. Mike Rogers, the chair of the House intelligence committee, will not rule out the use of military force in Iran after authorities foiled a D.C. terror plot that allegedly had roots in Tehran. “I don’t think you should take it off the table,” Rogers, a Republican, said on ABC’s This Week. Other options, Rogers said, would include gathering a coalition of other nations to condemn Iran or striking against Iranians operating in Iraq. Iran’s government has denied any link to the plot, which aimed to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in Washington, D.C. Tehran officials have since requested access to Manssor Arbabsiar, the plotter being held.

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