For John, BLUF: Iranian sponsored terrorism could reach the US this year. Nothing to see here; just move along.
OK, so who knows where militarized political forces will go? At some point most become part of a peaceful movement or are squashed. However, for Hezballah and for the Iranian Quds Force, that time of conversion may be a ways off. In the mean time, they may be becoming a bigger threat to the US. For sure, as we put pressure on Iran, those two organizations will work to put pressure on the West, and on Israel. In international affairs there is hardly ever a free lunch. Pearl Harbor was the result of someone squeezing Japan over scrap metal and oil.
The news report linked to above was based on a Washington Institute Policy Paper, Policy Focus 123, Hizballah and the Qods Force in Iran's Shadow War with the West. The author of the report is Dr Matthew Levitt, who has worked for both the FBI and the Treasury Department in the anti-terrorism arena.
Regards — Cliff