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Biden Administration Promises More Retaliatory Attacks on ‘Iran-Backed’ Groups in Iraq and Syria

An F-22 Raptor. PHOTO BY: Staff Sgt. Colton Elliott

The Biden Administration made plain on the Sunday morning news shows on Feb. 4 that more airstrikes should be expected in retaliation for the killing of three U.S. soldiers in Jordan on Jan. 28. “This was the beginning of our response, there will be more steps,” National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said on ABC News’ “This Week.” “Some of those steps will be seen, some may not be seen. But there will be more action taken to respond to the tragic death of the three brave U.S. service members.”

ABC notes that Iran has denied involvement in the Jan. 28 drone strike. Pressed by host George Stephanopoulos on whether additional retaliation could escalate tensions with Iran, Sullivan said it’s something the U.S. is prepared for. “This is something that we have to look at as a threat,” he said. “We have to prepare for every contingency, and we are prepared for that contingency. And I would just say, from the perspective of Tehran, if they chose to respond directly to the United States, they would be met with a swift and forceful response from us.”

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