Iran backed drone attack kills 3 & injures 34

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The death of three US servicemen, and injuring of many others, at a base in Jordan, now ratchets up the pressure on the US commander-in-chief, President Joe Biden. This marks the first time American troops have been killed by enemy fire since the Israel-Gaza war erupted.

This sharp escalation seemed to have been all but inevitable. Since mid-October, US military installations in Iraq and Syria have repeatedly come under attack by Iran-backed militias, injuring a growing number of US soldiers. The US has repeatedly retaliated by striking targets in both countries.
But this time, the US will need to consider whether to hold Iran itself responsible. It’s an option, and an escalation, fraught with significant risk.
“We will hold all those responsible to account at a time and in a manner of our choosing,” was the US president’s vague first warning.
The US knows it now needs to be seen to do more to protect the lives of its servicemen and women. The president’s critics will exploit this crisis to accuse him again of being “soft on Iran”. But his presidency has been about fighting faraway wars with clear red lines to avoid dragging Americans into a much costlier engagement.


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