Biden Reveals Response Plan for Attack on US Troops in Jordan

On Tuesday, President Joe Biden declared that he has reached a decision regarding the retaliation for a drone attack that claimed the lives of U.S. service members in Jordan. As he embarks on a campaign trip to Florida, he refrained from providing details on his decision, emphasizing the avoidance of a broader conflict while contemplating measures against Iran-backed militias.

Biden, after consulting with top advisers at the White House, highlighted the nation’s stance against a wider war in the Middle East, aligning with statements from other officials who expressed a desire to avoid hostilities with Iran.

Biden has been considering various courses of action, with the anticipation of retaliatory strikes. However, the timing of the response remains uncertain.

“I don’t think we need a wider war in the Middle East. That’s not what I’m looking for,” said Biden.

Biden replied “yes” when asked if he had decided how to respond to the attacks.

Asked if Iran was responsible, Biden added: “I do hold….them responsible in the sense that they’re supplying the weapons” to those who carried out the attacks.

Three U.S. service members were killed and at least 34 wounded in a drone attack by Iran-backed militants on U.S. troops in northeastern Jordan near the Syrian border, officials said on Sunday.