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Top Trump Security Adviser Contradicts ‘Imminent Attack’ Claim Behind Soleimani Assassination

In a new book about his time in the Trump administration, a retired US Army general who served as a senior adviser to the White House contradicts the justification given by Donald Trump for the January 2020 killing of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani, which was that he was allegedly planning an “imminent attack” against US troops and embassies.

A new book that hit shelves today by Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg reveals that the Trump administration planned the killing of Soleimani as part of a “disproportional” response to attacks on US troops in Iraq by Shiite militias. Kellogg was then-Vice President Mike Pence’s national security adviser, and also served as executive secretary and chief of staff for the US National Security Council under Trump.

“We had always considered him a legitimate target because he was a sponsor for terrorism and was directly responsible for the deaths and maiming of hundreds of Americans,” Kellogg writes about Soleimani in “War by Other Means: A General in the Trump White House,” according to the UK Daily Mail, which received an advance copy of the book.

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