It's not surprising that Russia tried to spy on the country. But our leaders did little to stop it—and that doesn't bode well for the intelligence community under Trump.
Aki Peritz is a former CIA analyst and coauthor of Find, Fix, Finish: Inside the Counterterrorism Campaigns that Killed bin Laden and Devastated Al Qaeda.
The suicide attacks on Amman hotels in 2005 were supposed to bring the Hashemite Kingdom to its knees. Instead, Jordan rallied against the man who staged them.
After all of its efforts to undermine the U.S. mission, Tehran now has a violent, semi-failed state right on its border. And it will have to deal with the financial fallout on its own.