Republicans should not use this as an excuse to escalate further, now that the main threat of retaliation has been removed.
Perhaps that encourages them to escalate: if Sports Illustrated didn't check, why would anyone else?
Obama would be unlikely to escalate matters with Israel while fighting for his own reelection.
And as taxes rise, subsidies get cut, and unemployment soars, the political outcry in Athens will escalate.
The concern regionally is that these cumulative strikes and reprisals could escalate into a full-fledged war.
Observers: Border skirmishes may escalate to wider regional conflict.
Given the potential for a cyber tit-for-tat to escalate, Obama has even more incentive to find a diplomatic solution.
The legacy of disaster in Vietnam has permeated the recent White House debate over whether, and how, to escalate in Afghanistan.
Nyuon says she was surprised to see tensions with Sudan escalate the way they have, despite a long history of violence.
Since Sunday, senior U.S. officials have publicly warned Russia not to escalate the already delicate situation in the Ukraine.