International relations were very different under Donald Trump. The 45th President was happy to come to terms with enemies of the United States such as Russia. And Trump often had frosty relationships with long-standing allies like France, Canada, and Germany.
Joe Biden’s rise to the presidency has upset allies. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau went so far as to say that United States leadership was “sorely missed.”
Biden’s presidency is also bad news for those countries that want to harm America. On Thursday evening, Biden ordered air strikes against Iran-backed militias in Syria.
CNN reports: “The US military hit a location in Syria on Thursday that was used by two Iranian-backed militia groups following rocket attacks on American forces in the region in the past two weeks, according to a US official. The strikes mark the first known military action under President Joe Biden. The location was not specifically tied to the rocket attacks, but was presumably used by Iranian-backed Shiite militias in the region. “
BREAKING: US military conducts air strike in Syria; the military response from the Biden administrator. follows a series of missile attacks on US targets in Iraq. pic.twitter.com/4646zlPIEs
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Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said of the decision: “In particular, the strikes destroyed several facilities at a border checkpoint used by a number of Iranian-backed militant groups, including Kait’ib Hezbollah and Kait’ib Sayyid al Shuhada, “Kirbry said. “The operation sends a clear message. President Biden will act to protect American coalition personnel. At the same time, we took deliberate action to defuse the overall situation in Eastern Syria and Iraq. “
Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based policy and technology writer. His work has been featured on psfk.com, foxsports.com and hillreporter.com. He likes sports, politics, comics, and spends time with his family on the waterfront.