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Iran’s Unprecedented Attack on Israel

Overnight on Saturday, Iran launched its first direct attack on Israeli soil, shooting hundreds of missiles and drones at multiple targets.

Eric Schmitt, a national security correspondent for The Times, explains what happened and considers whether a broader war is brewing in the Middle East.

Guest: Eric Schmitt, a national security correspondent for The New York Times.

Background reading: 

  • Here is what we know about Iran’s attack on Israel.
  • The barrage made the Middle East’s new reality undeniable: Clashes are becoming harder and harder to contain.

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 April 15, 2024  24m