“Top Pentagon and C.I.A. officials oppose the designation, which they argue would allow hard-line Iranian officials to justify deadly operations against Americans overseas, especially Special Operations units and paramilitary units working under the C.I.A.” NYT: Trump Designates Iran’s Revolutionary Guard a Foreign Terrorist Group.

+ This might be a good time to go back and review Adam Davidson’s investigation into that time the president helped build a hotel in Azerbaijan that appears to be a corrupt operation engineered by oligarchs tied to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard. The New Yorker: Donald Trump’s Worst Deal.