President Biden will Hit You With A Military Strike on the Drop of a Dime!
During the first year of Biden’s Presidency military strikes actually fell by 54%. But, since then the world of geopolitics has heated up with the war in Ukraine, Iran supporting Russia with lethal aid, Syria attacking our troops on multiple occasions, and more. Since then Biden has shown a willingness to let the military fly whenever necessary. Prior Democratic Presidents like Barack Obama were heavily criticized by military wonks for tying the hands of our military. When they were just enforcing global justice and or protecting the United States’ geopolitical interest around the world. But Joe Biden has shown a willingness to trust the military and let them carry out serious missions under his leadership. He also has one of the best Defense Secretaries to ever hold the position in General Lloyd Austin. So I’m sure that helps him feel more confident in making these very serious military decisions. We learned from the Gulf Wars that American involvement is not perfect but it’s a hell of a lot better than no American involvement. So for now the burden of policing the globe falls on us and President Biden has thankfully not shied away from the responsibility.
Since taking the highest office in the land, the Biden administration has authorized several military strikes in various parts of the world. Here are some examples:
In February 2021, the United States conducted an airstrike against facilities used by Iranian-backed militia groups in Syria, in response to a rocket attack against U.S. and coalition personnel in Iraq.
- In June 2021, the United States carried out airstrikes against facilities used by Iranian-backed militia groups in Iraq and Syria, in response to drone attacks against U.S. personnel and facilities in Iraq.
- In August 2021, the United States conducted a drone strike in Afghanistan, targeting an ISIS-K (Islamic State Khorasan Province) militant who was believed to be involved in planning attacks against U.S. troops and civilians in Kabul.
- In March 2023, U.S. Central Command forces to conduct precision airstrikes tonight in eastern Syria against facilities used by groups affiliated with Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC).
This Week’s Military Strikes in Syria
“At the direction of President Biden, I authorized U.S. Central Command forces to conduct precision airstrikes tonight in eastern Syria against facilities used by groups affiliated with Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC),” said Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III. “The airstrikes were conducted in response to today’s attack as well as a series of recent attacks against Coalition forces in Syria by groups affiliated with the IRGC.” [ Defense Department Statement ]
These military strikes have been carried out under the authority of the President as Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces, in order to protect U.S. interests and personnel, deter potential threats, and respond to attacks. The Biden administration has stated that it is committed to ensuring that military action is conducted in a lawful, proportionate, and effective manner and that it will continue to work with its partners and allies to address global security challenges.