Biden vows response to deadly attack on US soldiers

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President Joe Biden says he has determined how the US will reply to a drone attack that killed three American soldiers in Jordan at the weekend.
President Joe Biden says he has determined how the US will reply to a drone attack that killed three American soldiers in Jordan at the weekend.

President Joe Biden says he has determined how the US will reply to a drone attack that killed three American soldiers in Jordan at the weekend.

Introduction:

President Joe Biden has pledged a response to the deadly drone attack on a US military base, where US soldiers were killed by enemy fire for the first time in the Middle East since the Israel-Gaza war began on October 7. 

An Iran-backed militia group has claimed responsibility for the attack near the Syrian border.

Biden’s Remarks:

President Biden, speaking at the White House, did not provide details but emphasized his commitment to addressing the situation. 

He expressed reluctance for a wider war in the Middle East and held Iran responsible, stating that they supplied weapons to those behind the attack. Iran has denied any involvement.

Possible Response:

White House National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby mentioned a “tiered approach” in responding to the attack. 

This could involve multiple actions over time, with the aim of degrading the capabilities of groups allied with Iran that pose a threat to US troops and facilities. Kirby stressed the president’s commitment to protecting national security.

Options on the Table:

President Biden has various options for a response, including retaliatory strikes on Iran-affiliated bases and commanders. 

Targeting senior commanders of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guard Corps in Iraq or Syria is also a possibility. Recent months have seen several attacks on US bases in the Middle East by militias with ties to Iran.

Iran’s Denial and Militia Claim:

While President Biden has pointed to Iran’s responsibility, the country has denied any involvement in the attack. The Islamic Resistance in Iraq, composed of Iran-affiliated militias, has claimed responsibility for the strike.

Conclusion:

As tensions rise following the deadly attack on US soldiers, President Biden’s commitment to responding and protecting national security underscores the gravity of the situation. 

The potential for a “tiered approach” suggests a strategic and measured response aimed at degrading the capabilities of groups posing a threat to US forces in the region. The unfolding events will be closely watched for their impact on the delicate balance in the Middle East.

Gary Monroe

Gary Monroe is a seasoned contributor to the Los Angeles Business Magazine, where he offers insightful analysis on local business trends and economic developments. With a focus on Los Angeles' dynamic commercial landscape, Gary's articles provide valuable perspectives for entrepreneurs and business professionals in the city.

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