President Joe Biden has made a decision on how to respond to the recent drone attack in Jordan that killed three U.S. soldiers and injured dozens of others. The attack, carried out by Iran-backed militants, marked the first U.S. deaths in the months since the Israel-Hamas war began.
Biden confirmed his decision as he was leaving the White House this morning. He had previously vowed to hold those responsible accountable at a time and manner of their choosing.
While Iran denies involvement in the attack, Biden holds them responsible for supplying weapons to the perpetrators. He has expressed his condolences to the families of the fallen soldiers and will attend their dignified transfer at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.
Secretary of State Anthony Blinken stated that the U.S. response will be strong and sustained over time. The administration aims to avoid a wider war with Iran but is prepared to take necessary action.