US Troops Put on High Alert After Syria Airstrikes Invite Retaliation
In the aftermath of what has been denounced as “foolish military adventurism,” American forces in Iraq are now on high alert.
Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky denounced the strike.
“@POTUS dragging the US into Syria’s civil war is a huge mistake. I strongly condemn this foolish military adventurism,” he tweeted.
U.S. contractors at Balad Air Base have been put on high alert amid fears that Biden’s limit airstrike that used seven 500-lb. laser-guided bombs will draw further retaliation, Fox News reported, citing as its source “two sources familiar with the move.”
The high alert is likely to last for several days.
“Protection of coalition troops is the #1 priority, so taking force protection levels higher is wise and prudent,” Fox quoted a source as telling it.
The protection measures at Balad Air Base, where contractors employed by Sallyport Global are based, include wearing protective gear outside of hardened buildings, Fox quoted a source as telling it.
Balad Air Base has also limited movement on the base between 6:30 pm and 5 a.m. to only movement essential to missions.
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