- Iran detained then released 10 U.S. sailors whose vessels entered Iranian waters
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Suzanne Maloney is deputy director of the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution and a senior fellow in the Brookings Center for Middle East Policy and Energy Security and Climate Initiative. The views expressed are her own.
(CNN)The latest incident between the United States and Iran this week almost immediately generated a torrent of punditry.