Biden's first use of force overseas

Posted on AllSides March 2nd, 2021
From The Center
National Defense, Syria airstrikes, Joe Biden

A retaliatory airstrike on Iran-backed militias in Syria opens an opportunity for the president to show leadership in setting thresholds and responsibilities for any U.S. military action.

In one of his first concrete actions as U.S. president, Joe Biden ordered his first use of lethal military force on Feb. 25. He sent two war jets to Syria where they dropped seven bombs on facilities used by Iran-supported militias. An estimated 17 people were killed. President Biden, who has warned of a heavy reliance on American military intervention, is now the...

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