A blast from ordnance dropped by Jordanian Armed Forces F-16s erupts during a combined live fire demonstration in Wadi Shadiya, Jordan, May 18, during Exercise Eager Lion 2015.(U.S Army photo by Staff Sgt. Terysa M. King/Released)

War with Iran was narrowly averted in May 2017 when the Air Force refused to bomb a truck carrying a porta-potty that was headed toward Iranian-backed forces in Syria.

Foreign Policy's Lara Seligman has the scoop about when the s**t came close to hitting the fan after the U.S.-led coalition in Syria ordered the toilet to be annihilated.

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Associated Press / Vahid Salemi.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made clear on Monday that the Obama administration’s policy of détente toward Iran is dead.  

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