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Former CIA Director John Brennan has labeled the recent drone attack in Jordan, which resulted in the death of three U.S. service members, as a “dangerous escalation” in the context of the ongoing Israel-Hamas war.

Speaking on MSNBC’s “Inside with Jen Psaki,” Brennan expressed concern over the magnitude of the attack, highlighting the significant number of casualties involved. “It’s a very dangerous escalation, Jen, given that there were three military personnel Americans killed, and over two dozen injured — it’s a sizable attack.”


President Biden and the Pentagon confirmed that the attack in Jordan, which occurred on Saturday night, resulted in three U.S. service members being killed and at least two dozen injured. This incident represents the first time U.S. service members have been killed by enemy combatants in the Middle East since the Israel-Hamas war began, with militant groups increasingly targeting U.S. forces in Iraq and Syria.

Brennan predicted that the attack would likely lead to “consequences.” He discussed Iran’s influence over various militia and extremist groups in the region, which have been used to exert pressure on regional adversaries and the United States. Brennan posed the critical question of whether this was a direct or indirect attack supported by Iran, but he emphasized that either scenario would likely result in significant repercussions.


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