Biden vows U.S. ‘shall respond’ after troops killed in Jordan

John Pinto | 29 January 2024

A drone attack on a Jordanian base killed three American troops on January 28. President Joe Biden blamed Iran-backed militants, vowing to hold them accountable. This marks the first time American military personnel have been killed by hostile fire in the Middle East since the start of Israel's war with Iran-backed Hamas. The incident raises tensions and sparks concerns of a broader conflict involving Tehran.