U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) has issued a sharp rebuke to President Biden in the wake of a Jan. 28 terrorist attack by Iran-backed militants that killed three U.S. soldiers and injured dozens more.

Sullivan posted to Twitter that the lethal attack has “crossed a red line.”

“This strike, and the 150+ attacks our forces have sustained in recent months, shows the dangers of the Biden administration’s appeasement of Iran in the past three years and the administration’s total failure to enact deterrence in the region — something I’ve been pushing to reverse for years,” Sullivan wrote on Jan. 28. “The President needs to order a clear, lethal and overwhelming response that demonstrates to Iran and to the world that whoever targets our men and women in uniform — or supports these attacks — will face the full might of the U.S. military.”

The unmanned drone strike is the latest of 159 documented terrorist attacks against U.S. forces in the Middle East since October.

According to a statement from U.S. Central Command, the attack killed three service members and injured 25 others at a base in northeast Jordan, near the Syria border.

President Biden blamed the attack on radical Iran-backed militant groups operating in Syria and Iraq.

“And have no doubt — we will hold all those responsible to account at a time and in a manner our choosing,” Biden said.

A number of global foreign policy experts, however, are blaming Biden’s practice of appeasing Iran and responding with half-measures, which many see as only serving to emboldened the terrorist-funding nation.

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Sen. Sullivan blasts Biden for U.S. soldiers’ deaths – calls for ‘lethal and overwhelming’ response

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Lucinda says:

    Sullivan likes his wars

    • Thomas Dinnocenzo says:

      I agree that Senator Sullivan tends toward the warmonger class. However, the war between Russia and Ukraine, Israel and Hamas, and the unrest in other parts of the world would not have even happened except For Biden’s lack of foreign policy. Senator Sullivan is a military man and not a diplomat and his ideas may be useful but cooler heads need to be in the drivers seat…

      • Ted says:

        Really the Russia Ukraine war which escalated under trump and started as far back as 2014 wouldn’t have happened if Biden who was elected in 2020 had better foreign policy ?

  • Friend of Humanity says:

    Sullivan and Lyndsay Graham like their wars. A lot of rinos and demonrats like their wars.

  • Jennifer says:

    Where is the outrage for all the US servicemen and women who were damaged and killed by the Covid shots?

    • DaveMaxwell says:

      Jennifer, I’m outraged at the apathetic response to our governor and government for targeting its own citizens! Wanting death and destruction to fulfill a deadly ideology, coerced by power players above them! They are working furiously at avoiding all consequences to themselves and developing new ways to destroy whatever scraps of representative government leftovers are!

    • Lucinda says:

      Maybe the lack of outrage is mirrored by the absence of proof that the Covid vaccine harmed anyone.

  • Arctic Blast says:

    If you are going to respond then make sure it is highly targeted like the Soleiman assassination. Hit them where it hurts, but don’t go for a mass casualty civilian area. Lyndsey Graham is a complete idiot and NeoCon who was highly instrumental in stirring up the shit in Ukraine….

  • Dee Cee says:

    Here it is again: repeating an assertion with no evidence. “Iran backed proxies.” Who? How is Iran backing them? So this assertion means we should engage in THE war that the neocons have actively provoked for 20 years (or more… maybe since the 1970s). Everyone just picks this line up and repeats it with not a doubt in their minds. Joel is guilty of parroting, so is Suzanne. They can AND SHOULD do better!

  • Friend of Humanity says:

    Tucker Carlson on these DC buffoons that are pushing war:

  • John J Otness says:

    How much does he make off war dead? check his stock portfolio….written in blood…

  • Akdale says:

    everyone needs to DEMAND a good explanation from our Senator why we have service members there as bait in the first place. it is very likely we are being manipulated to get approval for attacking Iran. NO MORE WARS AND BRING OUR KIDS HOME!

  • CD says:

    Why are we expecting anything good from this so called “President” when he left Americans In Afghanistan and $80 Billion worth of equipment for the Chinese or the Taliban to use.