Iran and its proxies have attacked U.S. troops 83 times under Biden, Defense Secretary Austin says
(Worthy News) – Iran and its proxy forces have attacked U.S. service members in Iraq and Syria 83 times since President Joe Biden entered the Oval Office, but the U.S. has only responded with major strikes four times, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing.
“So, what kind of a signal do we think this sends to Iran when they can attack us 83 times since Joe Biden has become president and we only respond four [times]?” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) responded to Austin on Tuesday during the tense hearing. “Maybe it’s because they know that we will not retaliate until they kill an American, which emboldens them to keep launching these attacks, which kill Americans.”
The most recent U.S. strike was last week after an American contractor was killed and five U.S. troops were wounded in Syria in an Iranian-linked drone attack. [ Source: Just the News (Read More…) ]