The U.S. launched airstrikes Sunday night against three facilities on the Iraq-Syria border, which the Pentagon says Iran-backed militias have been using to carry out drone attacks on U.S. personnel.
U.S. officials have been growing increasingly alarmed by the use of small, low-flying drones — rather than traditional rocket fire — to covertly strike U.S. targets in Iraq. These new, sophisticated drones are much harder to detect and apparently they cannot be jammed.
Some are saying it’s overdue — but yet others aren’t so sure. After all, should the president really have so much authority over potentially devastating use of force? Here’s what Biden is facing.