quotEvaluation errorsquot the revelation behind the attack on the US

"Evaluation errors": the revelation behind the attack on the US military

There is now open war between Iran and the United States, albeit on the third territory in comparison Washington And Tehran. After yesterday's attack on the border between Syria and Jordan, in which three American soldiers were killed, the US base near the oil field of al-Omarin the province of Deir Ezzor, in Eastern Syria. Several missiles were also fired at US and coalition forces Shaddadi Patrol Base, always in Syria. No injuries and no damage to infrastructure were reported, a U.S. defense official said on condition of anonymity, referring to a facility in northeastern Syria.

The US Department of Defense has now published the names of the killed US soldiers: This is Sergeant William Rivers, 46 years old from Carrollton, Georgia; Specialist Kennedy Sanders, 24, of Waycross, Georgia; by specialist Breonna Moffett, 23, of Savannah, Georgia. According to Pentagon deputy press secretary Sabrina Singh, they were all assigned to the 718th Engineer Company, a U.S. Army Reserve unit based at Fort Moore, Georgia. According to the Ministry of Defense More than 40 soldiers were injured in the attack, a number that could continue to rise. “We expect this number to continue to fluctuate,” said Pentagon deputy press secretary Sabrina Singh.

The error of judgment in al-Tanf

Yesterday, as the hours passed, we received new details about the attack on the border between Jordan and Syria Evaluation errors: The military thought he was American. This is reported by the Wall Street Journal, citing American sources. The error would be due to the fact that at the same time that the drone launched by the Iranian-backed militias was spotted (according to the Pentagon), a second, American drone was spotted and was expected to return. This led to confusion as to which of the two drones posed a threat.

A US defense official, meanwhile, said the US had not yet found evidence of Iran's direct involvement in the attack. An increasingly complex situation, enough to prompt the President of the United States Joe Biden Bringing together members of the national security team “to discuss the latest developments regarding the attack on the U.S. military in northeastern Jordan, near the border with Syria.” This was announced by the White House. The meeting was attended by, among others, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin, Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines and Middle East Coordinator Brett McGurk.

Suspicion of the Katàib Hezbollah group

Yesterday's attack originally took place in Jordan, but it was Amman forces who were able to clarify the exact location of the attack.Tower 22“, scene of the deadly attack. The United States is still working to determine which group is specifically responsible for the attack, the White House National Security Council spokesman told CNN. John Kirby. “I think we have a pretty clear idea,” he added, “and we certainly believe that the group is supported by Kataib Hezbollah, one of the main groups supported by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard in Iraq and Syria, “That had consequences that the previous ones didn't have, but that doesn't mean the intent of the pre-emptive strikes wasn't lethal, we were just able to thwart them,” Kirby concluded.

I'm waiting for a response from Washington

There is currently no clarity as to what response the US Department of Defense might give to the series of attacks on US bases and forces. From the Pentagon, despite its self-proclaimed claim Islamic resistance in IraqThere is no doubt: the attacks are part of the pressure strategy that Tehran is exercising through its proxies.

After announcing that there would be a response to the attack that killed the three soldiers, Biden is still considering a number of options. Yesterday, further space was reserved for the decision after a meeting with the national security team. The goal remains, above all, to secure American forces in the hot theaters of war Avoid open and declared war with Tehranthat US intelligence no longer has any doubts: Iranian forces provide resources, sometimes equipment, information that allows these groups to act.