Helene Cooper is an American journalist. She is a Pentagon correspondent and reporter for The New York Times.
Iran has promised “severe revenge” against the United States for the killing of Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani. But what made the high-ranking military leader an American target in the first place? Guest: Helene Cooper, who covers the Pentagon for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading:Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani was known as the instigator behind proxy wars that fueled instability in the Middle East. His death further disturbed the region’s delicate power balances — and effectively ended a landmark nuclear deal.Some Iranian officials called the American strike on General Suleimani an act of war. As the consequences of the killing ripple outward, our columnist asks: Was the strike a good idea?Catching up after a weekend offline? Here’s what else you need to know about the death of General Suleimani.
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Creator Details

Birthdate
Apr 22nd, 1966
Location
Washington D.C., District of Columbia, United States of America
Episode Count
1
Podcast Count
1
Total Airtime
27 minutes, 34 seconds
PCID
Podchaser Creator ID logo 796326