US Won’t ‘Shy Away’ From Responding When Necessary, Pentagon Says After Iraq Rocket Attack

The United States has shown it won’t “shy away” from responding to attacks against its personnel when necessary, the Pentagon said on Wednesday, after a rocket attack against Iraq’s Ain al-Asad air base, which hosts U.S., coalition and Iraqi forces.

“Let’s do this the right way. Let’s let our Iraqi partners investigate this, see what they learned,” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby told a news briefing, calling the attack a “troubling development.”

“And then, if a response is warranted, I think we have shown clearly that we won’t shy away from that. But we’re just not there yet,” Kirby addded, firmly declining to speculate about whether a response was likely.

There were no reports of injuries among U.S. service personnel but an American civilian contractor died after suffering a “cardiac episode” while sheltering from the rockets, the Pentagon said.

(Reporting by Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali, Editing by Franklin Paul)

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  1. “The United States has shown it won’t “shy away” from responding to attacks against its personnel when necessary, the Pentagon said on Wednesday,”

    Yup. We’ll just send them a plane load of money and beg them to not do it again. That’ll teach them not to mess with the US by golly!

  2. President Trump was the first President since Jimmy Carter not to enter U.S. troops into a new conflict.
    Until Biden found a reason to flex his old man’s muscle. So now thirty House Democrats are asking President Biden to consider renouncing his authority to launch nuclear weapons. Now who’s the scary one??

  3. What could have brought this attack on? Could it have been the utter confusion and weakness of JObama?
    Good job. In 6 months, old Gropes has been spanked by Putin, Xi, Kim Jong, Rouhani, Trudeau, the President of Mexico, Macron, Merkel, the EU, ‘Palestine’, the Squnts in the Squad, Botox Nan, Schemer, Nadless, ‘Nuke Oklahoma’ Swalwell, Sheila ‘I stand here as a freed slave’ Jackson Lee, the NY Post…..what a Prince of Peace and Unity. An international joke.

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